Evidence on the implications for access to justice

23 October 2013

This is the first oral evidence session in connection with the Joint Committee on Human Rights' inquiry into "The implications for access to justice of the Government's proposals to reform Legal Aid".


Wednesday 23 October, Committee Room 3A

At 9.50am

  • Tim Buley, Barrister, Landmark Chambers
  • Dr Nick Armstrong, Barrister, Matrix Chambers
  • Martha Spurrier, Barrister, Public Law Project

At c. 10.20am

  • Dr Russell Hargrave Communications & Public Affairs Officer, Asylum Aid
  • Ilona Pinter, Policy Adviser, the Children's Society
  • Alison Harvey, Legal Director, Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA)
  • Alistair Pitblado, The Official Solicitor to the Senior Courts
  • Clare Laxton, Public Policy Manager, Women's Aid

At c. 11.00am

  • Nick Hardwick CBE, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons
  • Laura Janes, Acting Legal Director, the Howard League for Penal Reform
  • Simon Creighton, Prisoners' Advice Service
  • Nigel Newcomen CBE, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman

The above meeting is open to members of the public. It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. Members of the public enter via the Visitors Entrance, the Palace of Westminster.

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