Home Office video removed following Law Society intervention
Following our statement condemning attacks on the integrity of the legal profession, the Home Office removed communications that referred to immigration lawyers who provide legal advice to migrants as ‘activist lawyers’.
The BBC reported our intervention, and the subsequent Home Office U-turn.
There was widespread media coverage of our successful intervention, including in the:
- Financial Times (£)
- Times (£)
- Evening Standard
- Daily Mail
- Daily Mirror
- 164 regional newspapers
Simon Davis, Law Society president, spoke about the issue on BBC Radio 4 (19m 18s) and on BBC South East television.
“To describe lawyers who are upholding the law as ‘activist lawyers’ is misleading and dangerous,” he said.
Our statement was widely shared on social media. To date, it’s been shared more than 13,000 times, liked more than 27,000 times and seen by more than two million people.