Sign up to save legal aid

Please sign this new petition launched by Joanna Lumley and the Justice Alliance to save legal aid. The petition asks the Government:

“…to halt or repeal all changes that have been proposed in Transforming Legal Aid, which have no mandate since the Liberal Democrat motion opposing them in September 2013. Many of the changes have been criticised by Parliament’s expert human rights committee. We believe that these changes to civil and criminal legal aid undermine the rule of law (fairness) and access to justice: they will lead to an unequal society where those with wealth and power have an unfair advantage before the law.”

If the petition reaches 100,000 signatures, the issue will be put forward for Parliamentary debate.

Tweet the link to the petition and show your support: #fight4legalaid, @justallianceuk.