Access to Justice
Addressing ‘unmet legal need’ provides one of our conceptual foundations.
A key issue for the Ulster University Law Clinic is access to justice, particularly in areas of unmet legal need.
The research identified that there is a growing need to support tribunal users, particularly for social security tribunals and industrial/fair employment tribunals.
The research confirmed that approximately 70% of people were unrepresented at employment related tribunals, and 50-60% were unrepresented at social security appeal tribunals.
The Ulster University Law Clinic’s casework, research and teaching is focused on understanding and improving access to justice in Northern Ireland.