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Charter for Justice – launched!

PUBLISHED March 22, 2018

The LCCSA together with the CBA and CLSA have now launched the CHARTER FOR JUSTICE.
We hope the charter sets out in a clear way  key principles needed to ensure a fair and properly functioning Justice system.
The launch of the CHARTER FOR JUSTICE took place at the Law Society is on 26th March, with a panel of speakers chaired by ex LCCSA President Greg Foxsmith.
Speaker clips in this short film 
CBA chair Angela Rafferty QC spoke on funding issues and ACCESS TO JUSTICE
Laura Jane (Howard League) spoke on the Prison and probation crisis (her speech here)
Raj Chada on tackling discrimination, prejudice and the Lammy report.speech here
Jerry Hayes spoke on the DISCLOSURE crisis.
Penelope Gibbs (Transform Justice)talked about Open Justice 
LCCSA President Greg Powell spoke of the need for Unity (his comments here)
Over 200 people attended and approved the Charter, including representatives from the CLSA, LAPG, Black Solicitors Network, Justice Alliance, the Law Society and more.
There was a lively Q and A session, which included a strongly supported call for unified action against the recent AGFS funding proposals.
We now have a CHARTER FOR JUSTICE that we can unite behind and campaign for.
We invite Justice Organisations, solicitor firms, chambers and individuals to sign the Charter, which we will then present to the Ministry of Justice.
Read Tuesday Truth blog by Jon Black here, or Greg Foxsmith’s blog “Why we need a Justice Charterhere.  Don’t miss the Blog by Raj Chada here.
We would like to thank our panellists above, Sara who organised the venue and bookings,  the Law Society for use of the venue, Jon Black who devised the original idea and “tweeted” the event, Jon, Greg F and Rhona for drafting the charter, Stuart Wild for the graphics, CLFS for filming, and all who attended for the launch.