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The Right to Justice: The launch of the Bach Commission report

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Glyndebourne 1

Holiday Inn - Brighton Seafront

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BN1 2JF

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The number of law centres has halved between 2005 and 2015. From 2009-10 to 2013-14, there was a drop in 90 per cent of people getting access to legal advice or assistance for social welfare issues. Courts and tribunal fees are increasing, making it impossible for the poorest to access the legal system at all. Access to justice, and thus the rule of law, is under threat.

The Bach Commission on Access to Justice report builds a comprehensive evidence base in order to create policy with cross-party appeal to restore access to justice as a fundamental public entitlement.

This event will launch the final report of the Bach Commission for which the Fabian Society provided the secretariat

Announced speakers:

Shami Chakrabarti (shadow attorney general)

Richard Burgon MP (shadow justice secretary & shadow lord chancellor)

Gloria De Piero MP (shadow justice minister)

Sir Henry Brooke CMG (former Lord Justice of Appeal)

Kate O'Rourke (chair of the Society of Labour Lawyers)

James Sandbach (director of policy, LawWorks)

Chair: Lord Willy Bach (Bach Commission chair & PCC, Leicester)

All Fabian Society events are held in fully accessible venues. For more information or to let us know about any additional access needs, please email events@fabians.org.uk

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