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.