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User guide to legal aid statistics in England and Wales

This document supplements the quarterly legal aid statistics bulletin by providing a comprehensive guide to the statistics and how to use them.

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User guide to legal aid statistics in England and Wales

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This document supplements the quarterly legal aid statistics bulletin by providing a comprehensive guide to the statistics and how to use them.

It provides a brief background overview of the legal aid system including recent reforms, and it also covers:

  • explanations of terminology
  • data sources and quality
  • revisions policy
  • users and uses of the statistics
  • other explanatory notes

For users of the detailed data published in csv format each quarter, a separate guide to the more detailed data is published alongside each quarterly legal aid statistics bulletin.

Published 26 March 2015
Last updated 27 September 2018 + show all updates
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