The Dutch system for subsidised legal aid compared with Finland and Scotland

The Dutch system for subsidised legal aid compared with Finland and Scotland

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Summary

The Dutch system for subsidised legal aid differs from the systems in Finland and Scotland because of, among other things, the separation of primary and secondary legal aid. Legal services counters may be able to reduce costs by having private lawyers provide consultations. Increasing the importance of legal expenses insurance leads to a transferral of public to private costs and may also harm the universal accessibility of legal aid within the Netherlands.
The question that is central to this report is what can be learned from investigating the systems for subsidised legal aid in the Netherlands, Finland, and Scotland, with regard to the efficiency of the Dutch system for subsidised legal aid.

Publication data

Author(s):
Scholte, R., Weel, B. ter, Westerveld, M.
Organization(s):
SEO Amsterdam Economics, University of Amsterdam, WODC
Place of publication:
Amsterdam
Publisher:
SEO Amsterdam Economics
Year of publication:
2017

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