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Ten Years (In)Justice – an exhibition of stories and art from the front line of the failing civil justice system (Greater Manchester Law Centre)

“I believe that in this country, justice is only available to those who can afford it and that is my experience.” – Interviewee

In January 2024 Greater Manchester Law Centre curated a public exhibition showcasing the inability of the public to access free and affordable legal advice. The Exhibtion was hosted at Manchester Museum’s Social Jutice Hub and attracted over 200 people.

The public reaction to the event was filmed and we are screening the film and hosting the exhibition for anyone involved or interested in Access to Justice on Wednesday 21st February from 6pm – 8pm at Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester.

The exhibition focuses on the stories of 10 people and their experience of seeking access to advice to justice 10 years after the Legal Aid Sentencing & Public Order (LASPO) Act 2012 came into force. GMLC commissioned 10 artists to produce original works of art that capture ideas, emotions and thoughts about the legal system.

The aim of the event is to raise awareness of the importance and value of free legal advice, and to show the harm that can be caused by reducing access to justice for ordinary people.

We are keen to draw lawyers, community organisations and the public together to provide practical support for those denied access to justice and to campaign for changes to the current Legal Aid system.

We are delighted that the Manchester Museum’s Social Justice Unit has agreed to collaborate with us on the exhibition and would thank our headline sponsor Leigh Day for their support for this event.

We also thank University of Manchester Justice Hub, Clyde & Co and Glaysiers solicitors for their financial support.

Register your (free) place via Eventbrite


Event Details

Location Manchester Museum
Manchester, M13 9PL
Start Wednesday 21 Feb 2024 6:00pm
Finish Wednesday 21 Feb 2024 8:30pm
Organised by Greater Manchester Law Centre

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