Legal Aid - Its Role in an Effective Justice System
Wednesday 14th September, 7.00 - 8.00 p.m
Shailesh Vara MP, Minister for the Courts and Legal Aid (2013 – July 2016)
Hugh Barrett, Director for Commissioning and Strategy, Legal Aid Agency
Professor Peter Crisp, Dean, BPP Law School
Since 2010, the legal aid budget has been cut significantly and changes have been made to the basis for its award. Such cuts were part of the overall strategy to reduce the deficit inherited by the Coalition. However, many in the legal profession are concerned that access to justice and a fair trial will suffer.
Politeia's Parliament Series: Forthcoming events and publications
The Executive and the Judiciary
Right or Wrong - the SRA's proposals
forTraining the Profession?
Professor Anthony Bradney, Keele University
Professor Peter Crisp, BPP University
Wednesday 3rd February, 11-30a.m. - 1p.m.
Politeia's Justice Series will be holding a special round table to consider the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)’s new proposals for the training of the profession, for which it is the regulatory body forsolicitors in England and Wales.
The CPS - Is the System Working?
Lord Ken Macdonald - FormerDPP (2003-08),
Victoria Atkins MP, Home Affairs Select Committee,
Oliver Sells QC, 5 Paper Buildings
Tuesday 23rd February, 7 - 8p.m.
BPP Law School (Room 3.07),
68-70 Red Lion Street, London, WC1R 4NY