Upper Hollingdean Road
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.
Bookings are closed for this event.