Gemma reports on the Legal Aid Rally, and is pictured withma very shady character!
As I wrote this morning, Legal Aid turns 64 – http://gemmab82.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/64-years-of-legal-aid.
Hundreds of lawyers, campaigners and individuals gathered outside The Old Bailey in London to help celebrate Legal Aid and hear how it can save people’s lives.
We were being watched by Lady Justice herself. She stood up there for all of us, not just the rich.
I arrived early and watched Justice Alliance set up for what would turn out to be an amazing rally. Today really showed strength and unity. There were lots of organisations, law firms and individuals coming together to support the cause.
We heard from Anne Hall, who I had the pleasure of speaking to before the event. She is a lovely woman who really values legal aid. Her son, Daniel Roque Hall, was a disabled prisoner, who was ignored by the prison service. He needed emergency care, but complaints were completely ignored. The only…
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