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Legal aid news: July 2019

Welcome to our update of the latest legal aid and access to justice news from July 2019.

Celebrating 70 years of legal aid: On 30 July 1949  the Legal Aid and Advice Act received royal assent, creating the legal aid scheme. The 30 July 2019 therefore saw the 70th anniversary of this important step in the campaign for access to justice. In order to celebrate and highlight the significance of this milestone, the Justice Alliance organised a large gathering outside the Ministry of Justice.

Dulwich & W. Norwood MP Visit

On 25 July 2019, Helen Hayes MP visited Centre 70. Centre 70 is a London charity specialising in legal advice on Debt, Welfare Benefits, Housing, Utilities Debt and Student Finance. They also have a counselling service.

Helen is MP for Dulwich and West Norwood. 

She told us why early legal advice is important: