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Rallying call

The Law Society’s Junior Lawyer of the Year Camilla Graham Wood talks to John van der Luit-Drummond about the fight to protect legal aid

22 October 2014

How does it feel to win Junior Lawyer of the Year?

I am delighted that, through my winning, the Justice Alliance film (www.youtube.com/justiceallianceuk), which has real stories from real people who were helped by legal aid, has received recognition.

Cuts to legal aid leads to victims of domestic violence being cross-examined by their abusers and removes the ability of the individual to effectively challenge unlawful actions by the government. Historic fights for justice like the Guildford Four, Stephen Lawrence, the Hillsborough Inquest, and the Gurkhas all involved legal aid lawyers.

Cuts to legal aid threaten not just the quality of legal advice and the ability of lawyers from all backgrounds to pursue a career in legal ...

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