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Joe Egan

Joe Egan is the 173rd president of the Law Society. Since 1996, he has also represented solicitors in Lancashire and Greater Manchester on the Law Society's Council. 

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Our campaign for the reintroduction of legal aid for early advice

13 December 2017

Access to justice is a fundamental principle of democratic societies, which shapes much of our work. Whether it is our work supporting pro bono initiatives, or our campaigning on legal aid deserts, we work tirelessly to ensure the justice system is accessible to all. 

HMCTS proposals for a flexible operating hours pilot raises more concerns than solutions

04 August 2017

Speed, ease and efficiency are laudable objectives for the court system in England and Wales, but current proposals for a flexible operating hours pilot raise far more concerns than solutions. When the plan to pilot extended court opening hours was first announced in May, the Law Society warned HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) that the scheme could heap more pressure on an already fragile system.

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