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Article Dans Une Revue International Journal of Law in Context Année : 2021

The role of legal intermediaries in the dispute pyramid: inequalities before the French legal system

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This paper shows that social inequalities are cumulative and occur at each stage of the dispute pyramid, from the identification of a conflict through to satisfaction with its outcome. Based on a large and original survey on ordinary people's representations of and practices within the legal system in France (N = 2,660), our study finds that an individual's contact, or lack of contact, with a legal intermediary, who may be a legal professional or a non-legal professional, has a very significant impact on the decision to take a case to court. Contact with a legal intermediary also influences the individual's satisfaction with the outcome, but not in the same way for all plaintiffs: income is a more determining factor in satisfaction with the outcome in cases where the judge makes a decision than in cases where a solution is found outside the courtroom.
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hal-03331044 , version 1 (01-09-2021)

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Aude Lejeune, Alexis Spire. The role of legal intermediaries in the dispute pyramid: inequalities before the French legal system. International Journal of Law in Context, In press, ⟨10.1017/s1744552321000513⟩. ⟨hal-03331044⟩
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