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CEO Update - Message from Citizens Advice Edinburgh

As the end of the year approaches, I can reflect on great service that Citizens Advice Edinburgh has continued to provide to those in need of independent and impartial advice and support in the city.  Over the last year we have dealt with 28,000 enquiries leading to us resolving over 43,000 issues and helping some of the most vulnerable in our community deal with over £4 million of unmanageable debt.  With our advice and support, clients in Edinburgh achieved nearly £3 million of financial gain, through access to welfare entitlement, resolving debt, employment and consumer rights issues.    

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Access to Justice – Edinburgh Legal Walk 2015

Access to justice is about much more than simply having a right to take someone to Court.  It is about trying to overcome the barriers which individuals face in realising or enforcing their rights.  These barriers come in many shapes and sizes, and will vary between individuals.  For some, Employment Tribunal fees might deter them from seeking unpaid wages from a rogue employer.  For others, complicated and technical language might make Court paperwork inaccessible.  A lack of free and accessible information on legal rights or routes of redress can also be a major barrier. 

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