Fact #4 – Family-related legal matters: our clients are about 50:50 men and women

Fact #4 – Family-related legal matters: our clients are about 50:50 men and women

Thursday, 13 July 2017

We are providing a series of facts about family law legal aid. Fact #4 – Family-related legal matters: our clients are about 50:50 men and women.

Our statistics show that the gender split in family and children’s law assistance is pretty even – in 2015-16, 51.6% of legal aid family and children’s law clients were men and 48.3% were women.

This doesn’t include telephone advice and information accessed through Legal Help. The 2016-17 data hasn’t been finalised yet, but it’s looking pretty similar.

Anyway, it’s not about gender. All people who apply for legal aid assistance must satisfy the same eligibility criteria. What’s important is that aid is available for the most vulnerable people and/or the most serious cases especially those affecting children.

More information

You can read more about the different legal services we provide. More detailed information about our services can be found in our annual reports.

Read our other facts about family law.