April 23: ‘Vote for justice’ rally
Defence lawyers are organising a demo ‘to show the media and the politicians that the attacks upon legal aid are an election issue that matters’. The ‘Vote for Justice Rally’ is being organised by the Criminal Law Solicitors Association is due to take place on April 23 at Westminster Hall.
‘Of course people vote for all sorts of reasons for different parties. But what we are saying is that access to justice is crucial to our wellbeing as a society and should be discussed. It goes to the heart of what sort of Society we wish to be. One in which we enable people to defend themselves and to seek justice or one where only the powerful and wealthy will prevail in courts?’
Robin Murray, vice chair CLSA
YLAL 10 year anniversary event!
Please join us to celebrate our 10th anniversary on Thursday 23 April 2015 from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
What to expect
Please join us for our 10th birthday celebration in London, including:
– Keynote speech from Baroness Patricia Scotland QC.
– Panel debate on access to justice after the election compered by Owen Bowcott, legal correspondent for the Guardian, with speakers to include: Andy Slaughter MP (Labour), Elfyn Llwyd MP (Plaid Cymru), Natalie Bennett (Green Party), Geoffrey Payne (member of the Liberal Democrat National Policy Committee, chair of party policy group on crime & criminal justice and criminal barrister at 25 Bedford Row), Solange Valdez (Ealing Law Centre), Martha Spurrier (Doughty Street Chambers) and others.
– A drinks and canape reception where you can meet other people passionate about legal aid.
The event is being held at Keyworth Lecture Theatre, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London, SE1 0AA. Click here to register to attend.
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