The high legal cost of getting protection from an abusive partner

New Zealand has a legal aid programme available for people trying to resolve a problem in court but cannot afford a lawyer. Legal aid is funded by the Government and enables people on low incomes to obtain legal help. This system ensures that people are not denied access to justice because they cannot afford to pay a lawyer. The current system still has too many barriers for people on low incomes to obtain protection from abusive partners. Jeremy discusses this issue in his latest NZ Herald article and suggests some steps to improve the current system.

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