Ten Years (In)Justice Film & Exhibition

  • 08/02/2024

In January 2024 Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC) curated a public exhibition showcasing the lack of access to free and affordable legal advice for large sections of the community. The original exhibition was hosted at Manchester Museum’s Social Justice Hub and attracted over 200 people.

The exhibition focused 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 to be shown along the individual stories.

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

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 both provide practical support to 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 the filming of the public reaction to the stories and art 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 toward the cost of the exhibition.

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