Media coverage

Here is a selection of the media coverage from Justice Week.

PRWeek

Justice Week panellist and CEO and founder of Blurred PR agency, Nik Govier tells readers what justice could do with a little communications magic.

PRWeek article by Nik Govier


The Times - Opinion

Legal Action Group Director Steve Hynes explains the need for Justice Week to promote a broader range of justice issues.

The Times article by Steve Hynes        


The Times - Comment

The Times responded to the Ministry of Justice budget cut announcement with a piece from comment writer Alice Thomson who closed her article with: "Few of us would ever want to appear in a criminal court on either side. But should we, or someone we love, be caught up in the legal system we want to believe that justice would be done. On the evidence before us today, it won't."

She also wrote: "Seen by some as overpaid vermin scuttling through the courts, criminal barristers are more likely to be broke graduates working 75-hour weeks, flogging round the country taking on the most nightmarish cases from domestic violence to child sex abuse images, modern slavery and abuse of the elderly."

The Times article by Alice Thomson

 

The Times

Reporting on the Justice Week survey findings, The Times explains that the vast majority of respondents backed wider use of criminal legal aid.

The Times article on the survey

 

The Lawyer Monthly

Barrister Shiva Ancliffe's blog on a family justice system in crisis gives her personal views on the fairness of the family courts, touching on the impact of LASPO cuts and the pressures on litigants in person and on the court system.

Lawyer Monthly by Shiva Ancliffe

 

The Law Society Gazette

Coverage of Professor Martin Chalkley's research shows that justice spending had fallen by 27 per cent in real terms as overall government spending increased by 13 per cent between 2008 - 2018.

Gazette article - additional coverage in New Law JournalThe Justice GapLawCareers.netand Global Legal Post.

 

Legal Cheek

The Justice Papers are described by Legal Cheek as 'a series of front line reports published by the Bar Council highlighting what happens when you slash funding.'

Legal Cheek