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1 October 2018 – ‘adverse impacts, false economies and a sense of disempowerment’

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published their report on ‘The impact of LASPO on routes to justice‘.

The report shows how changes to legal aid have negatively affected people’s access to justice, the difficulties experienced in accessing formal advice from solicitors and how in all areas of law participants reported financial, social, emotional, physical and mental health impacts.

Read the full report here


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16 October 2018 – Photography exhibition: Justice in focus

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Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) is featured in the exhibition to be held in the Law Society foyer from 29 October to 2 November 2018.

The exhibition shows the importance of access to the justice system for those with difficult legal issues. The exhibition also celebrates the tenacity and resilience of people in times of crisis and the lawyers and advisors who help them.

Read more about the exhibition here Justice in focus


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30 October 2018 – Justice week

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The legal profession’s main representative bodies join hands this week to place justice and the rule of law at the centre of public and political debate. “Justic week follows 12 months in which the parlous state of the justice system has emerged as a public scandal.”
For a list of key events please visit the Law Society Gazette website here


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