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Few legal aid provider applications rejected

30 August 2016

Ten lawyers had their applications for approval to provide legal aid services rejected in the year to 30 June 2016, according to Associate Minister of Justice Simon Bridges.

Information provided by Mr Bridges in response to questions from Green MP David Clendon shows this was down on 13 rejected applications in the previous year.

The information supplements information showing a decline in legal aid providers over the last five years provided by Mr Bridges in response to other questions from Mr Clendon.

Rejected applications for approval to provide legal aid services by barristers and solicitors, year to 30 June
Area of law20162015201420132012
Criminal794762
Family136619
Civil103322
Refugee &000215
Mental Health11024
Total10131320122

Last updated on the 16th September 2019