We will not allow legal aid cuts to be the death of the social welfare lawyer. We fight for the restoration of legal aid, and we are a home for aspiring lawyers who are committed to access to justice.
We seek to inspire and encourage the next generation of lawyers to pursue social welfare law, because without these lawyers, people won’t have access to the legal system to challenge injustice.
On Thursday 30th May at 6:30pm, Young Legal Aid Lawyers are hosting an event at Manchester Metropolitan University. Five speakers, including our development manager Roz Burgin and barristers from Garden Court North Chambers, will be discussing legal issues and debates behind some of this year’s biggest news stories.
We campaign alongside others for everyone’s right to a secure home, and this has led us to support campaigns for tenants’ rights and to amplify the voices of homeless people we represent. Roz will discuss the campaigns behind recent headlines on housing law, such as the government’s proposed plans to scrap ‘no-fault evictions’.
The full list of speakers is:
- Richard Brigden (Garden Court North) on Protest Law and the Climate Crisis
- Rebecca Filletti (Garden Court North) on Coercive Control
- Roz Burgin (Greater Manchester Law Centre) on Homelessness and the Section 21 campaign
- Aarif Abraham (Garden Court North) on Human Rights and Europe
- Jonathan Holt (Garden Court North) on Shamima Begum and the Special Immigration Appeals Commission
Young Legal Aid Lawyers is a group of lawyers who are committed to practising in those areas of law that have traditionally been publicly funded. They campaign for a sustainable legal aid system which provides good quality legal help for those who could not otherwise afford to pay for it, and fight to increase social mobility and diversity in the legal sector.