Unequal before the law? Independent report published
Unequal before the law publishes the findings of an independent Commission of Inquiry into legal aid, organised by the Young Legal Aid Lawyers and the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers. The Commission was led by Diana Holland, assistant general secretary of the trade union Unite, Evan Harris, former Liberal Democrat MP and the Reverend Professor Nicholas Sagovsky, until recently the canon of Westminster Abbey: three non-partisan and independent-minded experts, each with a long track record of promoting social justice in their communities. The findings of the Panel are a powerful reminder that cuts to legal aid are not only a false economy but will prevent the law from protecting everybody regardless of their wealth.
Download the report below.