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Conference announcement – Litigating for social change

Litigating for Social Change Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 October 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland This international conference will bring together NGOs, community activists, litigators, academics and funders to reflect on how strategic litigation can transform lives and enable people and communities to realise their rights. The conference will explore: lessons learnt to date how strategic … Continue reading

Revisiting valuable research: Economic value of social welfare advice makes compelling investment case

‘While there is a voluminous literature on the social value of legal aid, there is a dearth of evidence on its economic value, and what exists is predominantly from the US. Despite concerns over the quality of the data and methodologies adopted, all of the studies reviewed concluded that legal aid not only pays for … Continue reading

Access to Justice: Beyond the Policies and Politics of Austerity

  “Running parallel to the steady erosion, at least in England and Wales, of what we had come, perhaps complacently, to regard as an entrenched human right, the seminar series on which this book is based looked carefully and realistically at both sides of the issue: the shrinking availability of public funds and the practical … Continue reading

JUSTICE sets out radical re-envisioning of courts and tribunals

JUSTICE has published a new report, Delivering Justice in an Age of Austerity, which sets out a vision of systemic change to the way civil courts and tribunals resolve disputes. The report is the work of a Working Party set up last year and chaired by The Rt. Hon Sir Stanley Burnton. The report recommends … Continue reading