University and other events





Access to Justice : SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY : 3 NOVEMBER 2014

A screening of a short film by the Justice Alliance Group will be followed by a panel discussion about the impact of the cuts in legal aid since the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO).
When: Monday 3rd November 2014, 6-7.30pm Where: Moot Court, Bartolome House (map)

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The Panel
The panel will be made up of three practitioners who are highly experienced in legal aid work and as such they have direct experience of the impact of the cuts;

  • Douglas Johnson from the Equality Rights Project Sheffield Citizens Advice and Law Centre who is this years winner of the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award.
  • Sarah Leach – a highly experienced Family Law solicitor from Howells Solicitors who specialises in all aspects of Child Law.
  • Christine Peace – a solicitor from Howells Solicitors who is highly experienced in Criminal law work, specialising in representing young people and vulnerable clients.


Organising for Justice – Young Legal Aid Lawyers & Justice Alliance meeting – Tuesday 11 November 6.30 pm, Manchester Metropolitan University

When: Tuesday 11 November 2014 6.30-8 pm

Where: Manchester Metropolitan University, New business school, Room G35, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, M15 6BH (See number 4 on map here.)

p1730799Speakers include:

Sukhdeep Singh – immigration lawyer, formerly coordinator of the South Manchester Law Centre and now a caseworker at the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit

Natalie Wilkins – barrister, YLAL committee member

Samantha Regan – solicitor, Manchester CAB, YLAL committee member



 I AM FOR JUSTICE: ARE YOU?  Screening of Justice Alliance film and discussion on legal aid cuts : 13 NOVEMBER 2014

13 November 2014
6:00 pm
Speakers  include Scott Neilson, Kent Defence Criminal Lawyers
The University of Kent,
University of Kent, Keynes College, seminar room 15
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ



25 November 2014 5.30 refreshments. 6.00 start.

Speakers include:

Harriet Wistrich, Birnberg Peirce & Partners

Alice Cullingworth, Young Legal Aid Lawyers

David Enright, Howe & Co solicitors

Fred Grace, film maker

Richard Miller, The Law Society

Jonathan Black, London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association

Ruth Hayes, Islington Law Centre



HULL UNIVERSITY 25 November 2014

p1710213Talk at Hull University with dynamic immigration solicitor Carita Thomas, committee member of Young Legal Aid Lawyers and founder of Justice Alliance North.

WHEN: Tuesday 25 November 430 pm

WHAT: Working in legal aid and the campaign against cuts. We will also be screening the Justice Alliance film.

WHERE: LT28 in the Wilberforce Building, Law School, University of Hull,  Cottingham Road Hull  HU6 7RX

‘Election looming – Fight now for Legal Aid and Advice’

Saturday 7 February 2015
The Mechanics Institute
103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD
 more info here
Justice Alliance North is organising this FREE event because in the run up to the General Election we want to bring together everyone willing to help fight the cuts in funding for legal aid and advice.
To share updates and information on issues: domestic violence, welfare reform, poverty, mental health, disability, immigration, judicial reviews, criminal legal aid and what actions we will take to fight for advice in these areas.
Most of all to get together to plan for:
  • targeted lobbying of election candidates, MPs and councillors, to stop and reverse the cuts
  • organising campaign actions and publicity
  • getting more public support
11 February 2015
University of Law



WHY SAVE LEGAL AID?            

The Newcastle & North East Junior Lawyers Divisions (in collaboration with Northumbria Law School) is inviting you to a screening of a Justice Alliance video campaigning against legal aid cuts.

Thursday 26th March, 6-7:30 Northumbria University Law School, Lecture Theatre 2, City Campus East, Newcastle upon Tyn, NE1 8STThe event intends to raise awareness of the Legal Aid cuts and is open to all who wish to attend.

The event  will include:

A screening of The Justice Alliance video to raise awareness of The Legal Aid 

A Q&A session with guest speakers followed by a drink reception

Guest speakers:

Cris McCurley – Legal aid solicitor at Ben Hoare Bell LLP specialising in domestic violence, forced marriage, honour based violence and child abduction

Jayne Edwards – Director of Newcastle Law Centre

Marian Cleghorn – Barrister at Trinity Chambers specialising in immigration, housing and public law.

Please RSVP attendance to:

We look forward to seeing you there!


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