Law in Practice webinar on Thursday 23rd July at 6.00 pm with Shadow Minister for Legal Aid, Karl Turner MP

We are delighted to inform you that Leeds Law School in conjunction with the Yorkshire Union of Law Societies, Leeds Law Society, Trinity Chambers and the Collaborative Professionals Network is staging a Law in Practice webinar on Thursday 23rd July at  6.00 pm.  The speaker will be the Shadow Minister for Legal Aid, Karl Turner MP who will discuss the challenges for the legal system and access to justice. Further details including how to book your place are set out below. There will be a question and answer session and as stated it is requested that questions be submitted in advance.

Can you please inform your committees and members of the webinar. As you will see the session is expected to be popular and early booking is advised.

The Shadow Minister for Legal Aid, Karl Turner MP will be discussing the challenges for the justice system and access to justice.

In 1949, Parliament passed the Legal Aid and Advice Act, providing free solicitor’s advice to those who were unable to pay.  Describing legal aid, Lord Beecham called it “one of the great pillars of the post-war welfare state” and, more recently, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said it was “central to righting wrongs and rectifying injustice”.  Over the last 30 years, legal aid in the UK has faced significant criticism, from some who say it is too easily abused and allows fat-cat lawyers to systemically pillage the public purse, to those who feel legal aid cutbacks in recent times have led to a degradation of fundamental rights to justice.

On 23rd July, Leeds Law School is delighted to welcome the Shadow Minister for Legal Aid, Mr Karl Turner MP, to deliver a Law in Practice webinar examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on legal aid.  Mr Turner, who is a barrister and solicitor, was elected as the Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull East in 2010.  He has held a number of frontbench roles for the opposition including Shadow Solicitor General and Shadow Attorney General, both for England and Wales.  During his time as an MP he has been a vocal supporter of both legal aid and the proper funding of the Crown Prosecution Service.

This Law in Practice webinar is run in conjunction with Leeds Law Society, Trinity Chambers, the Yorkshire Union of Law Societies and the Collaborative Professionals Network.  The webinar will commence at 6.00pm and will be followed by an interactive Q&A session.

This is likely, under all of the circumstances, to be popular and those interested are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Click here to book your place now 

We would invite you to submit questions in advance here

This event is open to anyone interested in or practicing in legal aid or with a more general interest in access to justice.  Please send this information on to other practitioners that might wish to attend.