More than 19,000 more parents appeared in civil courts with no lawyer in cases about children, in the year after legal aid cuts, it has emerged.

Since April 2013, a range of civil cases including custody battles have not qualified for legal aid.

In 2013-14, 66,388 people had no lawyer in child civil cases in England and Wales – compared to 47,214 in 2012-13.

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