Voices for Justice
The justice system is relevant to every one of us. So it's time for us all to pay attention to what’s happening to legal aid.
In 2013, public funding for legal cases was slashed and most people now can't get justice. Now the government are reviewing these cuts. It's our last chance to tell them that we care.
This is a series of films and articles examining the impact of the cuts. They are first hand accounts of people who couldn't get legal aid and analyses from people who work in the justice system.
In partnership with the Bar Council.
Voices for Justice Films
Voices for Justice Articles
Re-writing history: how the MoJ strayed from the founding principles of legal aid
The latest round of legal aid cuts, reviewed last month, show a flagrant denial of the noble principles upon which...
Cuts to legal aid: a hidden factor in the UK homelessness crisis
A lack of early legal advice is causing unnecessary homeslessness at huge government expense.
Cuts are causing stress and heartache in the family courts
The legal aid cuts mean that most people struggling with family breakdowns must represent themselves in court. The...
Windrush: the inevitable result of a hostile environment and no legal recourse
As the UK government designs the compensation scheme for victims of the Windrush scandal, we look at the toxic...
Legal aid cuts, disability and the silent storm hitting our community
This week the UN found the UK’s austerity measures to have been “punitive”. To understand their true impact on...
Why grieving families need legal representation at an inquest
Contrary to what the UK government say, many bereaved families need legal representation at an inquest to ensure a...
Why legal aid matters and what you can do about it
Cuts to legal aid are causing widespread injustice and likely costing the taxpayer more. The government are...
The access to justice crisis and what Labour will do about it
Shadow Justice Secretary, Richard Burgon MP and openJustice's Charlotte Threipland discuss problems facing access to...