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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

About the Access to Justice Review

​​​​Access to ​Justice Review

The Ch​ief Minister's Department is undertaking a review of Access to Justice in Jersey. This will include a review of the Island's legal aid system.

The Chief Minister will be assisted by an Advisory Panel chaired by Senator Paul Routier MBE and supported by an Expert Group chaired by the Chief Minister's Department.

The review will result in an interim report being submitted to the Chief Minister within six months of the work commencing.

A final report will be presented to the Chief Minister within 12 months of the interim report.

​What the review aims t​​o achieve

The review aims to:

  • ​undertake a review of Access to Justice in Jersey, including a review of legal aid, and examine the scope for alternative approaches. 

  • make proposals for improving Access to Justice, including the resolution of disputes and issues regarding legal services, while delivering value for money in the use of public funds.

  • consider any suggestions made to improve Access to Justice in terms of the effect upon the users of legal services, public funds, the legal profession and the tradition of honorary service in Jersey.

Terms of refe​​rence

Read more about the terms of reference, methodology and find group membership information.

Read Access to Justice in Jersey: Review on the States Assembly website (size 12kb)​

Inte​​rim reports

Read the Access to Justice: Interim Report​, as presented to the States Assembly on 23 July 2014 by the Chief Minister.

​Read the Access to Justice: Interim Report on the States Assembly website (size 40kb)​

Read the Access to Justice: Second Interim Report, as presented to the States Assembly on 29 July 2015 by the Chief Minister.

Read the Access to Justice: Second Interim Report on the States Assembly website (size 171kb)

Read the Access to Justice: Third Interim Report, as presented to the States Assembly on 1 August 2016 by the Chief Minister.

Read the Access to Justice: Third Interim Report on the States Assembly website (size 433kb)

Description of the​​ legal aid system

The terms of reference for the review include a requirement to provide a comprehensive and factual description of the current legal aid scheme. This description has been prepared with the assistance of the Law Society of Jersey and the Judicial Greffe.

Download the Access to Justice Review: factual description of the Jersey legal aid system document (size 52kb)

The factual description makes reference to an earlier review of legal aid conducted for the Law Society of Jersey in 2004, which is available below.

Download the interim report of the legal aid sub-committee 2004 (size 316kb)

There is a dedicated website for Legal Aid in Jersey, which includes notes for applicants, application forms and a copy of the current legal guidelines.

Legal Aid in Jersey website

Minutes from the Advisory Panel and Expert Group

Read the minutes from Advisory Panel and Expert Group meetings below.

Minutes of Advisory Panel meetings for the Access to Justice Review

Minutes of Expert Group meetings for the Access to Justice Review

​Submitting you​r views

Submit your views for consideration as part of the review.​ 

Comment on Access to Justice in Jersey

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