The English and Welsh perspective on legal aid for crime victims

Taylor, Louise (2014). The English and Welsh perspective on legal aid for crime victims. In: Wiliński, Paweł and Karlik, Piotr eds. Improving protection of victims' rights: access to legal aid. Poznan, Poland: Adam Mickiewicz University, pp. 183–190.



The purpose of this paper is to give a brief overview of the English and Welsh Criminal Justice System and to explain the role of crime victims within it; to offer an insight into some of the soft law provisions that have been developed in England and Wales as alternatives to more formal provisions such as legal aid in offering protection and support to crime victims; and to question whether a right to legal aid to provide independent legal representation (ILR) for victims should and could be developed in this jurisdiction.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 76508
  • Item Type
  • Book Section
  • ISBN
  • 83-936610-4-8, 978-83-936610-4-6
  • Project Funding Details
  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    Improving Protection of Victims Rights: Access to Legal AidNot SetCriminal Justice Programme of the European Union
  • Keywords
  • Crime victims; legal aid
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Law
    Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2014 Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
  • Depositing User
  • Louise Taylor