An open event next month, hosted by Halsbury’s hopes to explore issues relating to Legal Aid and Litigants in Person (LIPs).

The debate takes place on 22nd September 2016, 6.30pm -10pm, and will be held at One Great George Street. 

Confirmed speakers to date include:

  • Joshua Rozenberg QC (as chairperson)
  • Sir Robin Knowles
  • Paul Yates (Freshfields)
  • Ruth Daniel (Access to Justice Foundation)

Questions up for debate will include:

  • Where are we on access to justice for those with limited income: how have we got here, and (most importantly) where do we go from here?
  • How do we ensure quality of service for those that receive legal aid?
  • If the future is maintaining current budgets, are there smarter ways of spending which can ensure this has a greater effect/impact?
  • How do we set up a justice system that respects and caters for unrepresented litigants?

This is a free event and hopes to bring together senior figures from politics, the judiciary, the Pro-Bono and Legal Aid communities, campaign bodies and others to discuss Legal Aid and priorities for the future.

If you’d like to attend, you can book your place here.

For anyone unable to attend, you can follow the debate on Twitter, @HLEThinkTank and search the hashtag#HLEDebate.

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