Access to civil justice reading list

The following is a selection of books and journal articles on civil justice issues. Please email our Library and Information Services Manager if you have a suggestion for a book or journal article to add to this list.

Anthony, H. and Crilly, C. (2015) Equality, Human Rights and Access to Civil Law Justice: A Literature Review. Equality and Human Rights Commission research report no. 99. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Balmer, N., Buck, A., Patel, A., Denvir, C. and Pleasence, P. (2010) Knowledge, Capability and the Experience of Rights Problems Research Report. Plenet: Legal Services Research Centre.

Bennett, S. J. (2014) The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO): One Year On. London: The Bar Council.

Buck, A. and Smith, M. (2013) ‘Back for the future: a client centred analysis of social welfare and family law provision’, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 35, 1: 95-113.

Byrom, N. (2013). The State of the Sector: The Impact of Cuts to Civil Legal Aid on Practitioners and Their Clients. Warwick: Centre for Human Rights in Practice, University of Warwick.

Casey, J. (2015) ‘The right to a fair trial and access to justice in employment tribunal cases’, Scots Law Times, 36: 172-78

Citizens Advice (2014) One Year On from the Introduction of Fees to Access the Employment Tribunal: Summary of Results from a Survey of Employment Cases Brought to Citizens Advice Bureau. London: Citizens Advice.

Garton Grimwood, G. (2015) Changes to Civil Aid in England and Wales Since 2013: The Impact on Clients. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper no. 06645, 11 December, London: House of Commons.

Genn, H. (2013) ‘Do-it-yourself law: access to justice and the challenge of self-representation', Civil Justice Quarterly, 32, 4: 411-44.

Horan, J. (2015) ‘Access to justice - a personal viewpoint’, IDS Employment Law Brief, 1033: 16-17.

House of Commons Justice Committee (2015) Impact of Changes to Civil Legal Aid under Part 1 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. Eighth Report of Session 2014-15. HC311.

Johnson, D. (2015) ‘Some creative thinking required’, Legal Action, September: 19.

Justice (2015) Delivering Justice in an Age of Austerity. London: Justice.

Lin, X., D’Angelo, A. and Pheby, E. (2015) Sleepless Nights: Accessing Justice Without Legal Aid. London: Toynbee Hall.

Mayo, M., Koessl, G., Scott, M. and Slater, I. (2014) Access to Justice for Disadvantaged Communities. Bristol: Policy Press.

Neuberger, Lord (2013) ‘Justice in an Age of Austerity’. Justice Tom Sargant Memorial Annual Lecture 2013. 15 October.

Pleasence, P., Balmer, N.J. and Buck, A. (2008) ‘The health cost of civil‐law problems: Further evidence of links between civil‐law problems and morbidity, and the consequential use of health services’, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 5, 2: 351-73.

Pleasence, P., Balmer, N.J., Buck, A., O’Grady, A. and Genn, H. (2004) ‘Multiple justiciable problems: common clusters and their social and demographic indicators’, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 1, 2: 301-29.

Pleasence, P., Balmer, N.J., Buck, A., Smith, M., and Patel, A. (2007) ‘Mounting problems: Further evidence of the social, economic and health consequences of civil justice problems’ in P. Pleasence, A. Buck and N.J. Balmer (eds.), Transforming Lives: Law and Social Process. Norwich: The Stationery Office, 67-92.

Robins, J. (2011) Unequal Before the Law? The Future of Legal Aid. Solicitors Journal Closing the Justice Gap series.

Sandbach, J. (2012) Out of Scope, Out of Mind: Who Really Loses from the Legal Aid Reform. London: Citizens Advice Bureau.

Sommerlad, H. and Sanderson, P. (2013) ‘Social justice on the margins: the future of the not for profit sector as providers of legal advice in England and Wales’, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 35, 3: 305-27.

Last updated: 17 May 2019