February 26, 2020

Justice Week 2020

It was a pleasure today to attend an event in Parliament to celebrate Justice Week 2020. Justice Week 2020 runs from Monday 24 to Friday 28 February. The aim is to improve access to justice by boosting the profile of justice and the rule of law, placing them at the centre stage of public and political debate. As an ex-solicitor …

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July 19, 2019

My Weekly Round-Up

DCMS: Over 75s Licence Fee, WW1 Commemoration Report Published This week in DCMS Select Committee I questioned BBC Director General Lord Hall on the removal of the free TV licence fee for over 75’s. This change will hit over 3,610 households in Cardiff Central. This change is only happening because the BBC were ambushed by the Government during the quickest …

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August 4, 2018

Cuts to Legal Aid

As a former legal aid solicitor for nearly thirty years, I have experienced at first hand the impact of the cuts particularly over the last eight years, to the scope and availability of legal aid both in terms of its impacts on citizens but also, the numbers and available access to those solicitors who have managed to continue to undertake …

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