Those who cannot afford legal services and those for whom the state will not
provide legal aid comprise the larger part of the population of England and
Wales. The report emphasised the crucial importance of finding ways to help
and enable users of the legal system who find themselves in these circumstances.
The report recommended 10 immediate actions, 10 medium-term actions and
five areas for longer-term focus. The report has been accompanied by a total, to
date, of six regional workshops.
This Implementation Update attempts to record the progress that has been
made on each recommended action or area since the publication of the Report.
It is hoped that the update will encourage further progress and enable focus on
where that is most needed.