The Newcastle Human Rights and Social Justice Forum together with Legal Action Group invites you to join us for an online event entitled Justice Matters in the North.
Justice Matters is a collection of essays which together tell a powerful story of the impact of COVID-19, the responses to it, and the hope for change. It seeks to document, in some small way, the effects of the pandemic viewed through the lens of the justice system.
The event will be introduced by Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE (former President of the UK Supreme Court) and Professor Philip Alston (former UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights and Extreme Poverty). We will then hear reflections from legal practitioners in the North covering areas including access to social care, housing, protection from domestic violence and welfare benefits. Speakers include Cris McCurley (Partner, Ben Hoare Bell), Michael Fawole (Director, North East Law Centre), Professor Luke Clements (University of Leeds) and Sue James (Director, Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre).
Please join us for what promises to be an insightful and thought-provoking discussion about how we might ensure access to justice for those most affected by COVID-19 in the north of England.
Community care, Civil justice, Legal aid