I have had many ideas about how we could move the Campaign forward. The chief of which is THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX.
WE ALSO NEED TO FIRE ON ALL CYLINDERS SIMULTANEOUSLY RATHER THAN BE LOCKED INTO OUR COURTROOM MODEL.
Some time over the next week or so, Chris Grayling is likely to publish his preferred course following the consultation to ‘transform legal aid’. In all likelihood his transforming will be similar to how a tsunami transforms a beach or the financial crisis transforms an economy. There can be few indeed who do not believe that his ‘transformation’ will do other than savagely restrict and cut legal aid whilst at the same time driving hundreds of firms of solicitors out of business. During the last year there has been a plethora of comments, articles, press pieces and blogs as to the effects of the cuts, if introduced. There have been meetings, rallies and a half day of action at which speakers have warned of the dangers of the reforms and it seems, all to no avail.
The question we may need to urgently face is “What next”. Is there a…
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