Location
Learning Resource Centre @ The City Clean Depot
Upper Hollingdean Road
Brighton
BN1 7GA
Date and time
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
16/11/2017
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Changes in Legal Aid

Facilitator Lucy Finchett-Maddock

7-9.30pm Thursday 16 November 2017

Learning resource centre at the City Clean depot. Upper Hollingdean Road, Brighton. BN1 7GA

This session will summarise the situation regarding state funded legal aid since the

cuts brought in through the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act

(LASPO) 2012, which came into force in 2013. The impact that these cuts have had

on those in need of free legal advice, as well as the legal profession and legal

education, will be discussed. The sessions will cover the philosophy of legal aid and

free legal advice, the limited areas aid is now available in England and Wales, what

was available previously, and some of the responses and critiques from the justice

system, In turn. The impact of LASPO on obligations under national, regional and

international human rights law and equality legislation regarding rights to a fair trial

and access to justice will also be covered.

 

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