Norwich Legal Walk Update: The Fundraising Page is Live!
We have joined the Norwich Legal Walk.
Access to Justice
Every Legal system needs a to be efficient and fair. Everyone needs access to fair and juridical recompense when thier rights are abused. For everyone to have access to justice, they must be able to understand the legal system, to make their own, informed, decisions on how to proceed. That’s where legal advice comes in.
You cannot have effective access to justice without access to legal advice.
Unaffordable to most
Between increased Court and Tribunal Fees, restrictions on how those providing legal advice can be paid (thus restricting the types of cases they can assist with) and cuts to legal aid, access to justice has become severely limited. In January 2016 Britain’s most senior judge, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, said that “our justice system has become unaffordable to most.”
It is not the goal to create a litigious society, far from it, rather the goal is to build a society in which people respect each other’s rights and, when those rights are not respected, there be access to reparation. But for the poorest and the most vulnerable people in our community, access to justice is far out of reach.
Free legal advice can make a difference
Free Legal Advice Centres in Norwich have helped
• families living in terrible housing conditions
• people who suffer disability or illness and their carers
• individuals who are unfairly dismissed or who are discriminated against at work
• men and women who are working for less than minimum wage
• adults and children who are trafficked to the UK to become domestic or sex slaves
Norwich Legal Walk
We want those free services to continue to help people in our local community, so we have joined the Norwich Legal Walk to raise money for these services to allow them to continue their critical work.
We are aiming for a goal of £500.00
Please check out our fundraising page and help us stop these vital services disappearing from our community.