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Justice Week 2018 programme

Planning an event?

1. Check the programme and events calendar. Don't worry if your event clashes with another - this is inevitable as many organisations are planning events during the week. All will hopefully attract different people and help us to spread justice messages to new audiences.

2. Check out our top tips information here.

3. Complete the events proforma and send it to and we will confirm it can be added to the programme of events.

4. Please use the hashtag #justiceweek18.

Support available

To support activity across England & Wales, small grants (up to £250) are available on a first come/first served basis with one grant for each region. These can be used for Justice Week or during Pro Bono Week (22-26 October).

The South East grant has already been allocated but we are able to support activity elsewhere. Please email Sharon Bruty at CILEx for a grant application.

    If you are planning on producing:
  • an article
  • a blog, or
  • are proposing another type of activity
  • ...please will you let us know?.

Justice Week programme and events calendar

Justice WeekMonday 29 OctoberLaunch Event
Does 'justice' need a makeover? How can we rebrand our treasured national asset?

18:00 - 20:00 at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, London EC4N 6AF.
Find out more and book your ticket.
Justice WeekMonday 29 OctoberWales Justice Week launch
The National Assembly for Wales, The Senedd, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 4PZ.
Invite only.
The Law SocietyMonday 29 October -
2 November
Justice in focus
Photography exhibition showing the importance of access to justice.
The Law Society main foyer, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 3UP.
Find out more.
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Legal AidTuesday 30 OctoberAll-Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid
10:00 - 11:30, Committee Room 14, Houses of Parliament, Westminster SW1A 0AA.
Find out more about the APPG on Legal Aid.
Young Legal Aid LawyersTuesday 30 OctoberTalk by Oliver Carter from Young Legal Aid Lawyers
Talk on Young Legal Aid Lawyers, access to justice and legal aid.
11:30 - 12:30 at the University of Law, 133 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham B18 6AQ.
The event is for university students but external individuals may be able to attend (subject to availability) by emailing
Suffolk Law CentreTuesday 30 October'A Suffolk Dad's Story: Suffolk Law Centre film on impact of court closures' launch
12:00 at Suffolk Law Centre, 46A St Matthews Street, Ipswich IP1 3EP.
Watch the film.
The Access to Justice FoundationTuesday 30 OctoberAccess to Justice Foundation (AtJF) 10th anniversary
10 years of the Access to Justice Foundation

18:00 - 20:00. Invite only.
If you are interested in attending this event, please contact
The Inns of Court College of AdvocacyTuesday 30 OctoberDaddy Bear on trial
R v Daddy Bear: Will he be (Goldi-)locked?
17:30 - 18:30 at the Royal Court of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL.
Find out more and book your place.
The FDA Trade UnionTuesday 30 OctoberHow can we maintain public faith in the criminal justice system?
What's the truth behind the negative headlines about the criminal justice system, and how do we ensure that our system has the public's trust?
18:30 - 19:30 at Slater and Gordon, 50-52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL.
Open to FDA members.
The Law SocietyTuesday 30 Octobere-Launch: Legal Aid guide for pro bono clinics
A guide to what is in the scope of the Legal Aid Scheme for Solicitors.
View the guide.
The Law SocietyWednesday 31 Octobere-Launch: Court Reform webpage
Go to our newly developed webpage which will keep members up to date on the HMCTS programme including events, digital content and guidance.
Visit the Court reform page.
Listen to our podcast on how the court closure programme is impacting court users.  
The Law SocietyWednesday 31 OctoberHow to appeal to the Court of Appeal Criminal Division
Seminar focusing on some of the significant changes to the way the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD) operates.
16:30 - 18:30 at the Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 3UP.
Find out more about the event and how to register.
The Bar CouncilWednesday 31 OctoberJustice cuts: The stories behind the numbers
Panel discussion by the Bar Council on the human cost of the cuts made to our system of justice still not fully being understood.
18:00 - 19:30 at the Temple Church, London EC4Y 7BB.
Find out more and book your ticket.
Justice WeekWednesday 31 OctoberAll-Party Parliamentary Group on the Rule of Law and Public Legal Education
09:00 - 11:00, Jubilee Room, House of Commons.
Justice WeekThursday 1 NovemberAnglia Law School Law Clinic opening
Reception drinks to celebrate the opening of Anglia Law School Law Clinic.
Invite only.
Justice WeekThursday 1 NovemberCommuniCare Pro Bono Clinic
Monthly appointment-based pro bono clinic operated by CommuniCare, Shoosmiths LLP and the University of Reading School of Law.
233 Kings Road, Reading RG1 4LS
Find out more.
The Law SocietyThursday 1 NovemberJustice Week to be discussed on #SolicitorChat
09:00 - 10:00 on Twitter.
The Law SocietyThursday 1 NovemberEthical obligations of lawyers during major incidents
Panel discussion by the Law Society.
08:30 - 10:30 at the Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 3UP.
Find out more about the event and how to register.
Justice WeekThursday 1 NovemberThe Future of Legal Aid debate
Westminster Hall debate: 'The future of legal aid'.
Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA.
The University of LawThursday 1 NovemberMaking the most of pro bono
University workshop for students on how to approach pro bono activities to generate the most benefit for all.
11:45 - 12:30 at the University of Law, 133 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham B18 6AQ.
If you are interested in attending, please contact
The Law SocietyThursday 1 NovemberSolicitor Judges Division seminar
The SJD explore judicial diversity.
Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester M2 4LQ.
Find out more and book your ticket.
The Bar CouncilThursday 1 NovemberUK immigration: Will our new policy be 'hostile' to or 'compliant' with the rule of law?
Panel discussion by the Bar Council.
18:00 - 19:30 at the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, 8 South Square, London WC1R 5ET.
Find out more and book your ticket.
The Access to Justice FoundationThursday 1 NovemberThe Great Legal Quiz
Hosted nationally by the Access to Justice Foundation and the Legal Support Trusts.
Open to the public and the profession.
If you are interested in attending, please contact
New Economy LawFriday 2 NovemberTransformative Justice video conference
New Economy Law host an online video conference regarding 'transformative justice'.
Join the conversation.
Justice WeekFriday 2 NovemberFree legal advice clinic
MSB Solicitors, Liverpool City Centre, 4 St Pauls Square, Liverpool L3 9SJ
Find out more.
Law Centre NetworkFriday 2 NovemberSupporting migrant workers: Rights based approaches
Training session on how the Human Rights Act can support migrant workers.
10:00 - 16:00 at Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, One Castlepark, Tower Hill, Bristol BS2 0JA.
Find out more and book your place or email
Law Centre NetworkOnline podcastInternational Bar Association guide to legal aid principles
Catherine Reed speaks to Lucy Scott Moncrieff about the International Bar Association’s recently published guide to legal aid principles and how the UK is measuring up against them.
Listen to the podcast.  


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