Protest in the press

Thank you to all our members who supported the protest against legal aid cuts on 7 March. It is inspiring to see your passion to save vital legal services for the public. If we keep going we can still make a difference to Government plans. Please ask your family and friends to sign the petition – a simple action we can all take that shows this fight is not about lawyers. It is about preserving a justice system we should be proud of for the day we all might need it:

Read more about the action in London with quotes from speakers and pictures:

YouTube clip of the march and protestors storming the Ministry of Justice:

Committee member Simao Paxi-Cato quoted here on why we are not fat cats:

Maxine Peake of BBC legal drama “Silk” spoke up for the difficulties facing junior lawyers in the context of her character: “[Martha] would not have been able to join the Bar if she was starting out now. There would be no opportunity for her.”

Committee member Rachel Francis helped carry a Chris Grayling puppet all through the march:

YLAL founding member Laura Janes spoke at the London rally in defence of the rule of law:

And Laura with Paddy Hill of the Birmingham Six and other protestors (photo by Chris Beckett):

Committee member Camilla Graham Wood quoted in the Financial Times (see attached below) and:

More press coverage:

Pictures of the protests in Manchester and Sheffield:

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