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Issues - profit or justice - Lawyers ask for more

Not content with fobbing off the fathers whilst asset stripping them, humiliating them and depriving their children of a proper relationship with their children, even asset stripping women: the lawyers are now squawking for more of the public’s cash. April 27th 2004: straight from the lawyers own mouths who make children and adults cry for the sake of their fat pockets (Ever seen a poor lawyer??), just like Oliver they are asking for more. Haven’t they realized yet, we don’t want them when we cannot find justice in the Courts:

Four in ten single parents unable to find face-to-face help with legal problems
Single parents faced "a poisonous cocktail of legal and social problems" as more than four out of ten were unable to find face-to-face help with their legal problems, according to a report calling for a new 'joined up' strategy on legal advice provision.

The research by Cardiff University looked at 12 types of social welfare problems faced by one parent families including debt, contact, benefits and child maintenance, and found that 41% of respondents who wanted face-to-face advice had been unable to find it and almost a third (32%) wanted telephone advice but could not get it. The report - The Advice Needs of Lone Parents - was commissioned by the charity One Parent Families and funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
Richard Moorhead, senior lecturer at Cardiff Law School said that lone parents had to struggle with "a poisonous cocktail of legal and social problems". "It is difficult to imagine a clearer case for strong support from the Community Legal Service and yet far too many lone parents struggle to find the advice that they need," he said. "Whether the cause is advice deserts or something more subtle, what we need to remember is that 'access to justice' problems have human consequences.
According to research, the access problems were compounded by the scale of demand for legal help: one third of lone parents had 'significant' problems with benefits, 42% had contact problems, and just under one third had violence or harassment problems and significant debt problems. Almost two-thirds of respondents (64%) faced more than one justiciable problem.
One Parent Families (OPF) called for "a new, joined-up strategy on advice provision to link family law and social welfare provision together". The "current fragmentation of funding streams" across government led to "inadequate provision in areas of greatest need", they argued. "Our findings raise a question about whether it makes sense to have solicitors as the gatekeepers to the range of advice that single parents so clearly need," said OPF director Kate Green.

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