Ontology Building

As the combined result of our desk research, fieldwork interviews and other data gathering efforts, Etic Lab has accrued a great quantity of information regarding the various entities that make up the affordable justice sector – not only service providers, but also...

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The fieldwork

One of the main goals of the first phase of Etic’s work on the Routes to Justice project has been to build a “rich picture” of the legal advice sector as it currently exists. By this we mean a detailed map of the various bodies which make up the legal advice system,...

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The Etic Ethos

Prior to our involvement in Routes to Justice, Etic Lab has been engaged in a range of projects across various fields, including political campaigning, debt management and tenant’s rights. In the course of these diverse experiences we have made discoveries,...

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Why?

In 2012, as part of the cost-cutting measures associated with its attempts to reduce the national deficit, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government passed the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO). This legislation sought to...

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Talk to our researchers

We have partnered with a consortium of different agencies across the Access to Justice sector in a project funded by Etic Lab and Innovate UK. The purpose of this work is to carry out a major study to determine the feasibility of applying new digital technologies to...

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Interview with Emily MacLoud

Hello Emily. First of all could you tell me a bit about yourself and your professional background? I grew up in Australia where I studied law and psychology at university. Committed to social justice, I became involved in my local legal centre and the pro bono...

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Project Kick Off

Etic Lab are pleased to finally be able to announce our Innovate UK funded project in collaboration with our partners Lawworks, RCJ and Islington Citizens Advice and The Court Based Personal Support Unit. It is a collaboration borne out of discussions that began last...

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