LAG Annual Lecture tackles civil litigation reforms: HJA is co-sponsor
LAG Annual Lecture tackles civil litigation reforms: HJA is
Tuesday 30th November 2010
Lord Justice Jackson was the special guest at
the 2010 Legal Action Group (LAG) Annual
Lecture, titled ‘The Costs of Civil Litigation’ last night.
Lord Justice Jackson was challenged by members
of the audience on his proposals, most notably Robert
Latham (former legal aid barrister of the year) of Doughty
Street Chambers who raised concerns about access to justice for
Hynes, Director of LAG, concluded the event by outlining the
content of the Government’s Green Paper and also echoing the
concerns of Robert Latham.
HJA was a co-sponsor of this event together
with Doughty Street Chambers and The College of Law.
Over 150 people braved the cold and the tube strike on Monday
evening for a very worthwhile event, hosted by Freshfields
Edward Kirton-Darling, a legal aid solicitor at Hodge Jones
& Allen LLP and a Trustee of LAG, commented
“It was a very successful evening and it is
important to get the legal aid message out there and debated in
this environment. One big concern we have is that the government
may seek to partially implement these reforms, and this will
dramatically reduce access to justice for very vulnerable
Legal Action Group is a national, independent
charity, whose purpose is to promote equal access to justice for
all members of society who are socially, economically or otherwise
disadvantaged. It seeks to improve law and practice, the
administration of justice and legal services. For further
information, visit http://www.lag.org.uk/.