Where now for civil legal aid?

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Date / time
Date(s) - 22/05/2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Law Society


A JUSTICE joint event in partnership with the Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA), and the Law Society

The event will be chaired by Sir Anthony Hooper, former Lord Justice of Appeal and member of Matrix Chambers


  • Helen Mountfield QC, Matrix Chambers
  • Polly Glynn, Deighton Pierce Glynn Solicitors
  • Anita Hurrell, Coram Children’s Legal Centre
  • Naina Patel, Blackstone Chambers

In this event, leading lawyers and campaigners will consider the key legal and policy issues around the Government’s legal aid cuts. Discussion will focus on the post-LASPO landscape, the residence test for civil legal aid, the prison law cuts and the operation of the exceptional case funding scheme.

The panellists will consider the lawfulness of the changes, the impact on disadvantaged groups and individuals, the human rights implications and the future of legal aid in the UK. They will also provide an insight into the litigation that is being brought to challenge the cuts. A further event in June 2014 will consider the reforms to judicial review.