The “Big Society” and legal paradoxes

  • James Hand
  • Pat Feast
Keywords: Voluntary work, citizens advice bureau, socio-legal studies


With reference to Magistracy, Employment Tribunal reform, House of Lords reform and Volunteer advice services, James Hand and Pat Feast (School of Law, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth) describe how proposed and actual changes to parts of the legal infrastructure supporting volunteerism are at odds with the mission of the so-called “Big Society” and could tend to diminish volunteerism.


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