Whilst the Labour Party Conference is taking place in Liverpool, LawWorks, University of Liverpool Law School, and Liverpool Law Society have arranged for a special panel discussion event to take place to which all members, colleagues and stakeholders interested in access to justice issues are warmly invited to attend.
Date & time: Monday, 24th September 2018 9am -11am
Venue: The Women’s Organisation – 54 St James Street, Liverpool, L1 0AB http://www.thewomensorganisation.org.uk/
- Chair: James Sandbach, Director of Policy, LawWorks
- Lord Bach – Former Minister and Chair of Fabian Society Commission on Access to Justice
- Lucy Yeatman – Solicitor, Liverpool Law Clinic and Co-Chair of CLEO
- Dr Jennifer Sigafoos and Dr James Organ, University of Liverpool School of Law & Social Justice
- Steve Hynes, Director Legal Action Group
Damaging cuts in legal aid provision have made it difficult for vulnerable people to enforce their rights and obtain justice, or to get advice on how to deal with common legal problems. Law Schools and law students have stepped up in developing new legal advice clinics in the community, but both locally and nationally the justice system is in crisis.
This meeting will discuss
- The crisis in the justice system and how to fix it
- Access to justice in Liverpool, and the experience of Liverpool Law Clinic
- New research from the Equality and Human Rights Commission about the impact in the areas of welfare, family and employment law
For information and to book your place, click here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-access-to-justice-fringe-tickets-49474168570