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Isabel Schoultz

Isabel Schoultz

Head of department

Isabel Schoultz

Legal Aid in Sweden

Author

  • Isabel Schoultz

Editor

  • Olaf Halvorsen Rønning
  • Ole Hammerslev

Summary, in English

Sweden has a combination of public and private protection of legal expenses in civil cases. The public legal aid scheme is subsidiary to the legal expense insurance, which means anyone who had a legal expense insurance covering the current affair would not receive legal aid. The chapter aims at reviewing the current legal aid in the country with emphasis on the public legal aid scheme and the legal expense insurance. The text also includes discussions on the function of the legal aid scheme in relation to the welfare state and from an access to justice perspective, pointing out strengths and weaknesses of the legal aid policies and practices.

Department/s

  • Department of Sociology of Law

Publishing year

2018

Language

English

Pages

43-76

Publication/Series

Outsourcing Legal Aid in the Nordic Welfare States

Document type

Book chapter

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

Topic

  • Law and Society

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 978-3-319-46684-2
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-46683-5