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Guest Blog – Transforming Legal Aid: Meeting with Laura Sandys MP for Thanet South

Oliver Kirk, of BKRW Solicitors, is a very welcome returning guest to the CBA Blog. He was in the vanguard of High Street Solicitors in the fight to #saveukjustice.
Here is his account of his meeting with Conservative Thanet MP, Laura Sandys. Once again he puts the case, and puts right some of the inaccurate briefing that Tory MP’s are given by the MoJ.
To give Laura Sandys her due, she seems to have listened. Well done Oliver.
And you can follow him on Twitter as well @kirkabout

Thoughts on the Criminal Justice System

Guest Blog by Oliver Kirk (@Kirkabout)

Today, 16th July, I met with Laura Sandys MP in the lobby of Portcullis House.

I attended both in my capacity as her constituent and also a representative of Kent Law Society. It had originally been envisaged that Mr Oliver Saxby, Queens Counsel, would also be present in his capacity as Chair of the Kent Bar Mess to make representations on their behalf. Sadly, he was unable to attend, but gave me a useful checklist of matters to be raised.

The meeting lasted about 45 minutes and the impression that I gained was that there is genuine concern about the effect that PCT might have, we are operating in an environment where cuts are a given. I am afraid that she did tell me that we have the “most expensive legal aid system in the world” but I have put her right on that…

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