‘Save legal aid before it is too late,’ says Stephen Fry in a new film made by the Justice Alliance explaining the importance of legal aid in providing access to justice.
- Find out more about the issues by reading Unequal before the Law.
- Sign the petition. Share it on Facebook and Twitter. Save legal aid.
- If you don’t have access to a lawyer and need legal help, then check out the Representing yourself in court guide HERE. It is written by the Bar Council
‘Access to justice is one of the fundamental human rights.’
‘Every individual whether a homeless person on the streets or a lord in their castle, they all deserve the same decent treatment at the hands of the law.’
‘Money shouldn’t be the reason why we are looked after legally. We should be looked after legally because we are human beings.’
‘There will be abuses of power and miscarriages of justice if people do not have access to advice and representation. That is already happening. We need to turn this around before it is too late.’
Jon is editor of the Justice Gap. He is a freelance journalist. Jon's books include The First Miscarriage of Justice (Waterside Press, 2014), The Justice Gap (LAG, 2009) and People Power (Daily Telegraph/LawPack, 2008). Jon is a journalism lecturer at Winchester University and a visiting senior fellow in access to justice at the University of Lincoln. He is twice winner of the Bar Council's journalism award (2015 and 2005) and is shortlisted for this year's Criminal Justice Alliance's journalism award