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Paths to Justice: A Past, Present and Future Roadmap

This project brought together the worldwide knowledge and experience that has arisen through the conduct of large-scale surveys of the public’s experience of legal problems. Most have followed in the tradition of the 1997 Nuffield Foundation funded Paths to Justice survey.

With particular reference to the United Kingdom, the project also explored the extent to which these surveys have been recognised and utilised by government and other major policy stakeholder organisations.

On this page you can download the full project report, an executive summary, an up-to-date list of recent legal needs surveys, and an annotated bibliography of research output derived from the surveys.

The full project report contains an unparalleled account of the methodologies employed by legal needs surveys, as well as guidance to help inform the conduct of future surveys in this tradition.

Downloads:

full project report,

an executive summary,

list of recent legal needs surveys,

annotated bibliography of research output