Labour leader says the battle for access to justice must begin 'strongly' as he aims to restore legal aid in the next parliament

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged young lawyers to 'stick it out' in legal aid rather than retrain in another area of law or leave the profession altogether.

Speaking at the legal aid forum, the Labour leader said he often gets law students asking him for work experience who want to specialise in family, criminal, or immigration law.

'How are you going to do that, I ask. And they reply, "Well it's a real problem",' said Corbyn. 'They know the problems of funding it. Most of them end up s...

Jean Yves


This article is part of a subscription-based access, to continue reading, please contact your library