Royal Courts of Justice building

Legal aid for victims of discrimination

Our inquiry looked at whether legal aid enables people who raise a discrimination complaint in England and Wales to get justice.

People outside Manchester Civil Justice Centre

Read our report

Our report reveals that people are facing unnecessary barriers to justice and vulnerable individuals are not being supported to bring discrimination claims.

Read the report: Access to legal aid for discrimination cases

Lawyer in a meeting with a client

‘I would have liked a face-to-face meeting because at least then you can see the person that’s dealing with it; you can ask questions that you probably wouldn’t think of over the telephone or when you were doing an email.’

Deaf service user with a cognitive impairment, mental health condition and a physical impairment, interviewed together with his wife

'I don't earn enough in order to be able to afford a private solicitor yet legal aid judges me as financially ineligible for legal help. This system is very unfair on us low income single individuals.'

Service user

someone getting help using a computer