free legal advice – basic human right

Entitlement to legal advice is a basic “human right”, Jeremy Corbyn told a rally aimed at defending public access to justice. In a speech at Conway Hall, central London, Corbyn condemned court closures and the withdrawal of free legal advice for employment tribunals, welfare benefit cases and other areas of law. We will support and defend the principle of legal aid, Corbyn said. “Courts and law centres are closing down. The opportunity to be represented at employment tribunals has gone. It’s a denial of justice. I would not say that legal aid is an economic benefit, it’s a basic human right.”