Developing a framework for analysis
Upon analysis of the material collected for this study, it became apparent that issues of access to legal services, access to non-legal advocacy support services, and access to dispute resolution processes were integrally related to the types of legal issues confronting older people. While some of the identified barriers to meeting legal needs were of general application to older people regardless of the type of legal issues involved, in many cases, the barriers were specific to the types of legal issues confronting older people. Accordingly, in developing a framework for analysis of the research material, the research team decided to cover the general issues of legal need and barriers to accessing legal services for older people separately from the issues of legal need which were directly related to particular types of legal problems experienced by older people. The structure of the report, as outlined in the Introduction, reflects this approach.