The future of legal aid and litigants in person: can we safeguard access to justice?
Date: 22nd September 2016
Time: 6.30pm registration. 7.00pm start. Please join us for drinks and networking following the event
Venue: One Great George Street, SW1P 3AA.
The event will bring together senior figures from politics, judiciary, the pro-bono and legal aid communities, campaign bodies and more to discuss legal aid and the priorities for the future.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Joshua Rozenberg QC (as chairperson)
- Sir Robin Knowles
- Paul Yates (Freshfields)
- Ruth Daniel (Access to Justice Foundation)
- Steve Hynes (Legal Action Group)
The event will be preceded by a mini ‘state of the nation’ report on the issue, which will be issued in early September. This will form the basis for the panel discussion to explore pragmatic solutions to support unrepresented litigants and safeguard access to justice, including:
- Where are we on access to justice for those with limited income: how have we got here, and (most importantly) where do we go from here?
- How do we ensure quality of service for those that receive legal aid?
- If the future is maintaining current budgets, are there smarter ways of spending which can ensure this has a greater effect/impact?
- How do we set up a justice system that respects and caters for unrepresented litigants?
Don’t forget to follow the debate on twitter. Look for @HLEThinkTank and use the hashtag #HLEDebate
* Halsbury’s Law Exchange reserves the right to amend details of the programme in advance of the event.