Survey of solicitors providing civil legal aid

We are undertaking a survey of solicitors providing civil legal aid.

The survey will explore your experience of providing legal aid. It will cover topics such as supply and demand, how legal services might develop in the near future, challenges to provision and the use of communications and technology.

Who is carrying out the research?

Progressive Partnership, a research company based in Edinburgh, are undertaking this work on our behalf. They will be calling solicitors between 23 October and 13 December to invite them to take part in a telephone survey. They will call solicitors who have recent experience of civil legal aid work.

The more people that respond to the survey, the more useful and representative the findings will be and we hope as many solicitors as possible will take part.

For this reason, although most surveys will take place during the working day, Progressive will do their best to accommodate individuals by scheduling interviews outside these hours if asked to.

The findings

The findings will be used to help inform our approach to civil legal aid, including monitoring supply. All responses are confidential and will be reported anonymously.

It will take around 30 minutes to complete the survey depending on the answers that you give.

Please contact research@slab.org.uk if you have any questions or would like to find out more about this survey.