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SLL at Labour Conference 2018 - 1

In our first Fringe meeting of Party Conference, we welcomed Labour’s shadow justice front bench: Nick Thomas-Symonds, Shami Chakrabarti and Richard Burgon as well as representatives from the Law Society (Simon Davies) and Bar Council (Richard Atkins QC). Shami started by reassuring attendees that lawyers are at the heart of this shadow front bench (about a third). The Labour Party is and has always been a group which respects human rights, the rule of law and access to justice. A future Labour government would work towards a more diverse judiciary and implement the recommendations of the Bach commission on Access to Justice. 'NTS' agreed that access to justice is at the heart of Labour’s pl

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