Help us tell every MP criminal justice is in crisis

by Criminal Bar Association, Young Legal Aid Lawyers

Help us tell every MP criminal justice is in crisis

by Criminal Bar Association, Young Legal Aid Lawyers
Criminal Bar Association, Young Legal Aid Lawyers
The CBA represents over 4000 criminal barristers. YLAL represents aspiring & junior lawyers in the legal aid sector. Both are committed to ensuring access to justice & upholding the rule of law
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Criminal Bar Association, Young Legal Aid Lawyers
The CBA represents over 4000 criminal barristers. YLAL represents aspiring & junior lawyers in the legal aid sector. Both are committed to ensuring access to justice & upholding the rule of law
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Latest: March 29, 2018

Overwhelming Support - Let's get it to 25k to create a fighting fund for criminal justice

Thank you so much!!!!!!!  

Thanks to an incredible amount of support we have reached our first target of £10k in three days.  We can now send every MP a copy of the Secret Barrister:...

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The criminal justice system is in crisis.

The law is broken. We need your help to shine a light.  

We are going to provide every sitting MP with a book by the Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How it is Broken, along with a copy of the Young Legal Aid Lawyers Report on Social Mobility and key facts.  But we need your help.

It is critical that our elected representatives have a clear understanding of the crisis the Criminal Justice System is facing. There can be no excuses if the facts are delivered directly to every MP.  

Please contribute now and share this page with your other concerned colleagues and friends so we can deliver these crucial publications to MPs across the country, from all parties. 



YLAL and the CBA represent thousands of lawyers. Principled parliamentarians are our allies. Justice is not a party political issue.

The rule of law and access to justice are fundamental to a healthy and functioning democratic society. 

Every aspect of the criminal justice system is under threat. The progress made on diversity is in grave danger, with profound consequences for public trust as the judiciary, professions and institutions cease to reflect the communities they serve

Every week brings news of another criminal trial collapsing due to lack of adequate resources. The disclosure debacles are just one very high profile example of the damage being done to our once great system from chronic and deliberate lack of investment.

In 2016 MPs were told by the Public Accounts Committee that the Criminal Justice System was at breaking point. After 20 years of successive cuts, the system is now broken.

In planning more cuts, Ministers are making an unequivocal commitment to underfunding the legal system, and to refusing to provide a quality of justice that the public are entitled to expect

The criminal justice system is failing. The public are right to be alarmed. Action for justice is required. 



 

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Criminal Bar Association, Young Legal Aid Lawyers

March 29, 2018

Overwhelming Support - Let's get it to 25k to create a fighting fund for criminal justice

Thank you so much!!!!!!!  

Thanks to an incredible amount of support we have reached our first target of £10k in three days.  We can now send every MP a copy of the Secret Barrister: 'Stories of the Law and How it is Broken' and ‘Young Legal Aid Lawyers: Social Mobility in a Time of Austerity’ Report. Nobody can then say they weren't warned about the crisis in the criminal justice system.  

In further good news, the Secret Barrister has pledged royalties from this campaign to the Bar Pro Bono Unit and the publisher, Pan MacMillan has pledged to match the donation to be split between Law Works (the solicitor's pro bono charity) and Legal Action Group (LAG, the Access to Justice charity). 

Now we want to raise funds to create a fighting fund for criminal justice to enable us to  continue to protect our criminal justice system and build a campaign to educate the public on the crisis.

Please help us get to £25k by donating and sharing the link to this page. 

#Act4Justice #TheLawIsBroken

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