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Dutch legal aid can be introduced in England and Wales

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The British Ministry of Justice is investigating whether part of the Dutch legal aid system is also applicable to England and Wales. Special attention is paid to the way in which the Legal Aid Board accepts applications.

It writes Law Society Gazette. The ministry compared the legal aid systems in Australia, Canada, Finland, the United States and the Netherlands.

The High Trust principle in the Dutch system is particularly attractive to British researchers. This facilitates the provision of subsidized legal aid through sustainable cooperation.

The British also look with interest at the different levels of legal aid: Rechtwijzer, which is based on self-sufficiency, then the Legal Desk, and the third layer are lawyers and mediators who handle complex​​​​​​

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