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Justice at the polls

Angela Patrick, Paul Harvey, and Tublu Mukherjee consider the commitments made in the three main parties’ manifestos and what they mean for the UK’s justice system

31 May 2017

The airtime granted to the treatment of access to justice in the coverage of the main parties’ published manifestos has so far been limited. From criminal justice to immigration; from social care to personal injury; from legal aid to the Human Rights Act, each of the manifestos makes commitments that might inform legal practice for the next five years. More importantly, they may shape the ability of clients to secure redress, vindicate their rights, and have their voices heard in the UK’s courts and tribunals.

Access to justice and the legal system

A comprehensive review is impossible over just two pages, but here we outline some of the headlines – on access to justice, human rights, and immigration – to whet your appetite.‘Forward Together’ – the Conservative party’s manifesto – cites our legal system as o...

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