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The Experience of Civil Law Problems in Scotland 1997-2004

DescriptionA synthesis of four surveys on the prevelance, nature and outcomes of civil law problems in Scotland
ISBN978 0 755997626
Official Print Publication DateNovember 2010
Website Publication DateNovember 18, 2010

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ISBN 978 0 7559 9762 6 (Web only publication)
DPPAS 10930

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CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Introduction and Methods
Findings - Prevalence and nature
Findings - Advice seeking behaviour and outcomes

1. PURPOSE, BACKGROUND AND METHODS
Purpose
Policy background and use
Legal needs studies background
Methods

2. PREVALENCE
Key findings
Introduction
Overall prevalence
Variations in overall prevalence by demographic characteristics
Prevalence by problem types
Variations in problem types by demographic characteristics
Prevalence - Conclusions
Prevalence - Future research

3. ADVICE SEEKING BEHAVIOURS
Key findings
Introduction
Context - Advice seeking behaviour
Those who did not seek or access help or advice.
Problems types for those who had not sought or accessed help or advice
Demographic characteristic of those who had not sought or accessed help or advice
Advice seeking behaviour - Conclusions
Advice seeking behaviour - Future research

4. OUTCOMES
Key findings
Introduction
Differences in defining 'resolution'
Resolution rates
Problem specific resolution rates
Demographic variance in resolution rates
Significance of advice in outcome
Outcomes - Conclusions

5. CONCLUSIONS
Introduction
SCJS Civil Justice Module
Gaps in evidence on civil legal need
Conclusion

TECHNICAL NOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.