Issues regarding Legal Aid

Leah Trass made this Official Information request to Ministry of Social Development

Ministry of Social Development did not have the information requested.

From: Leah Trass

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

1.How many complaints have been received in relation to individuals having issues seeking legal representation or having difficulties gaining legal aid to have matters heard in family court? Please be specific.
2.Other than numbers of registered lawyers who accept legal aid cases how sure are you that these firms are accepting the number seeking such representation?
3.Have you sort numbers of cases being currently refused for legal aid , family court and on what grounds? Or lawyers have turned away due to them being legally aided clients?

Yours faithfully,

Leah Trass

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Ministry of Social Development

Dear Leah Trass,

Thank you for your email received 28 March 2014, under the Official Information Act 1982.

The information you have requested is not held by the Ministry of Social Development and as such, the Ministry of Social Development is unable to respond to your request. We understand that you have also addressed your request to the Ministry of Justice -they are the correct department to respond to your request and will do so as soon as they are able.

You have the right to seek an investigation and review of this decision by the Ombudsman, whose address for contact purposes is:

The Ombudsman
Office of the Ombudsman
P O Box 10-152

Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and Executive Services
Ministry of Social Development

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