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Legal Aid

Protesters urge a fight to defend legal aid

31 July 2013

'We would have got life without legal aid,' says miner

30 July 2013
Arthur Critchlow, a striking miner arrested at Orgreave coking plant during the Miners' Strike, explained how crucial legal aid was for strikers:

Gareth Peirce - Cuts to legal aid a real crisis

30 July 2013
Campaigning lawyer Gareth Peirce spoke to Socialist Worker about the cuts to legal aid and the impact it will have on working class people challenging the state.

Rough justice - fighting the Tory attacks on legal aid

30 July 2013
The government’s attack on legal aid is an attempt to tip the scales of justice further towards the rich and powerful. Annette Mackin spoke to campaigners and lawyers about the likely effects and what must be done

Protesters' objection to Grayling's legal aid cuts

23 July 2013
The Justice Alliance is holding a day of protests around Britain on Tuesday of next week in defence of legal aid.


11 June 2013
A solicitor speaks out, polemics about prehistory, and facts on the bedroom tax

Gerry Conlon - 'I would still be in jail without legal aid'

28 May 2013
Gerry Conlon was one of the “Guildford Four”. He spent 15 years in jail for a bombing he didn’t commit.

Protest at legal aid plan that will deny justice for the poor

28 May 2013
Around 1,000 lawyers rallied against legal aid cuts opposite parliament in central London on Wednesday of last week. 

Lawyers protest at parliament against slashing of legal aid

22 May 2013
Around 1,000 lawyers, legal workers and supporters rallied opposite parliament today, Wednesday, against government plans to slash legal aid in criminal cases.

Cuts threaten basic legal rights

14 May 2013
Lawyers aren’t known for striking, but a few weeks ago criminal defence barristers across the North West did just that. 

Barristers take legal aid action

23 April 2013
Over 400 barristers protested against government plans to limit legal aid on Monday of this week.

Legal Aid cuts will kick workers and the poor out of the courts

09 April 2013
Cuts of £350 million from legal aid will deny thousands of ordinary people the right to defend their jobs, homes and benefits in court, says Siân Ruddick

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