What should access to justice mean in our contemporary context? This event will explore the contemporary meaning of access to justice and its implications for community lawyering, particularly in light of long-term austerity, cuts to legal aid and the erosion of the rule of law. How has austerity constrained thinking on access to justice? How can we interrogate our own assumptions about what access to justice means in the first place? What is a meaningful conception of access to justice that we can strive for, and how does this interact with everyday realities?
Kate Leader, University of York
Adam Gearey, Birkbeck College
Jacqui Kinghan, University of Glasgow
Chayne Hogan, University of Warwick
Additional speakers TBC