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Family Dispute Resolution Toolkit

About the project

There has been a huge increase in the number of people experiencing private law family disputes who cannot afford a lawyer since publicly funded legal aid for these disputes was withdrawn in 2013. Combining the  expertise in front line service delivery of Citizens Advice and research-based evidence on the needs of this group, the aim of the project is to work with Citizens Advice, Teignbridge to design, pilot and evaluate an evidence-based and user-friendly app that will enable individuals to take practical and informed steps to resolve private family law disputes.

Research Team

Leanne Smith (University of Exeter) and Janet Smithson (University of Exeter)


ESRC IAA Award (2021-2022) (£19,975.86)