JUSTICE’s work is as needed now as it was in 1957

This year JUSTICE celebrates 60 years of shaping the legal landscape in the UK. On Wednesday 28 June we held an anniversary dinner at Inner Temple in London and we continue to celebrate with our members and supporters throughout 2017.

In 1957 a group of public minded lawyers founded JUSTICE to promote the rule of law and the fair administration of justice. We remain committed to making the justice system fairer and more accessible for everyone.

JUSTICE has been at the forefront of reforms to the justice system, including proposing the Ombudsman, Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, the Criminal Cases Review Commission, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Ministry of Justice itself.

To mark 60 years of JUSTICE we have worked with Walks of Life Films to produce this short video about JUSTICE’s history and why our work remains as relevant today as ever:

Our work is as needed now as it ever was, as highlighted by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury at the anniversary dinner:

“It is all very fine to give people rights, but they must be given the reality of access to the courts to give effect to those rights and to defend their rights.

“Failing to give access to justice, whether due to complexity, cost or delay, undermines the rule of law and also reinforces popular disaffection. The complexity, costs and delays involved in litigation risk undermining access to justice in this country.”

JUSTICE is truly grateful to everyone who has supported our work over the last 60 years, without your continued support we wouldn’t be able to keep our work going.

Do you have any memories of JUSTICE over the past 60 years? We would love to hear from you. Email info@justice.org.uk