Legal aid, Labour and pushing for ‘a manifesto of hope’

23 September 2014

Speaking in Manchester at a Labour Party Conference fringe event entitled ‘Justice for All’ earlier this week, shadow justice minister Andy Slaughter MP said Chris Grayling and the Ministry of Justice were ‘reckless’ and ‘out of control’, and there was no doubt that the political agenda of the current government had been to obstruct the ordinary’s citizen’s access to justice. Garden Court North Chambers’ Natalie Wilkins has written this report for The Justice Gap.

What next?

For anyone who cares about legal aid the message is clear: ask those who want your vote what they will do for justice if elected. This campaign fight is not over. More ideas for action are on the Justice Alliance website here.

Share this

Chambers news

Chambers news

GCN members join CBA colleagues in walkout action

Members of the Garden Court North Chambers criminal defence and appeals team yesterday joined colleagues at the criminal bar in the first day of walkout...

Chambers news

The “Bill of Rights” will strip away vital protections 

‘Positive obligations’ ensure that the state has a responsibility to protect us from harm. MPs remove these protections at their peril. This week, the Government...

Chambers news

GCN supports CBA days of action

Every member of the Garden Court North Chambers crime team fully endorses the result of the Criminal Bar Association ballot announced earlier this week. We...

Chambers news

A Fairer Private Rented Sector? – An Initial Appraisal

The Government has finally published its White Paper on reform of the private rented sector – A Fairer Private Rented Sector – the question mark...

Sign up to our mailing list

Our mailing list is dedicated to professionals with an interest in our work.

Sign up