Access to Justice Committee

Access to Justice Committee

The role of the Access to Justice Committee is:

  • to keep under review, and to advise on, policy formulation and negotiations with the LAA (and any successor body), the Ministry of Justice and the wider government and to promote improvements in the availability and operation of legal aid and in access to justice
  • to provide support to practitioners providing or aspiring to provide publicly funded work, in particular through advice, lobbying and practice notes
  • to consider and promote alternative methods of access to justice in conjunction with other relevant committees.

Who to contact

Committee secretary: Jessica Griffiths
Policy advisers: Simon Cliff and Richard Miller


Jenny Beck (Chair)

John Bottomly

Scott Bowen

Alice Cullingworth (co-optee)

Colleen Dooner (co-optee)

Ole Hansen

Johanna Hickman

Steve Hynes

Linda Lee (Council member)

Cris McCurley (co-optee)

Richard Owen

Christopher Simmonds

Carol Storer (Council member)

Bill Waddington (Council member)

Paul Yates (co-optee)

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