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New national pro-bono service?

shawn mach

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Some extracts from the Shadow Justice Minister David Lammy’s conference speech earlier this week:

In government, Labour will ensure that ... Legal Aid [is] never left so vulnerable again ...

... Unlike the government which wants to water them down, Labour will strengthen your Human Rights.

... Labour recognises the importance of the private sector working in partnership with the public sector. That’s why today we are announcing that a Labour government would support the introduction of a new national pro-bono service. With binding pro bono targets to support those who can’t afford legal advice and are ineligible for legal aid.

Re the last bit, hope someone’s told:

See also: Labour tells firms to meet pro bono target or lose government contracts