LEGAL AID MATTERS: SUCH A WONDERFUL LITTLE BOOK – A REVIEW OF 70 YEARS OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF LEGAL AID TO OUR SOCIETY
This small, but important, book from the Justice Alliance is (I imagine) deliberately designed to resemble the campaigning pamphlets that used to be an essential part of public and political debate. It was printed by the Legal Action Group and has highlights of those cases where people, and society, have been helped by legal aid over the past 70 years.
The timeline runs from the Poor Prisoners Defence Act 1930 to a Supreme Court decided this year. Contributors include Lady Hale (who selected Montgomery -v- Lanarkshire Health Board). David Allen Green writes on the contribution of Sir Henry Brooke.
After that there are 70 contributors from across the profession. I am am not going to attempt to name them all, all of the times will be recognised and everyone has clearly given considerable thought to their favourite case, achieved only as a result of legal aid being available.
Lady Hale’s choice.
This may be one of the rare law books that has a photo of a mandolin.
David Allen Green on Henry Brooke.