I had a brilliant time in Belfast attending the Law Centres Network annual conference, which took place on the 10th and 11th of November 2016. The conference heard from a range of distinguished speakers including Martha Spurrier, Director of Liberty; Les Allamby, the Chief Commissioner for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and Claire Sugden, the Northern Ireland Justice Minister. The highlight of my trip was visiting Stormont Castle for the official dinner. Stormont is the home of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the place where the Good Friday Agreement was signed in 1998. A stunning building!
I’ve written an article for the October edition of Labour Briefing about Legal Aid, Access to Justice and what I think the Labour Party should be doing on these issues. You can read the article HERE.
I am delighted to have been asked to write a regular column for Legal Voice, an online magazine about access to justice issues, aimed at legal aid law firms, the not-for-profit sector and all organisations providing publicly-funded legal advice in the UK. My first article is about how Hackney Community Law Centre went from five twitter followers to making social media a key part of our survival. You can read it HERE.