Take your MP to work day
The #TakeYourMPtoWork campaign is now in full swing with more than 35 MPs from around the country and across the political spectrum taking part. This includes the new Legal Aid Minister, Paul Maynard MP, who visited his local advice centre on 21 June, the Solicitor General Lucy Frazer and the Shadow Lord Chancellor, Richard Burgon. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid and Young Legal Aid Lawyers are arranging visits to courts, firms and law centres across England and Wales. MPs will be visiting law centres and legal advice surgeries during June and July to see first-hand why comprehensive early legal advice is so vital. The government has committed to piloting early legal advice in social welfare law . We need them to recognise that social welfare problems are complex and often not confined to one area of law. The government must commit to a comprehensive early legal advice pilot. We need your help - please ask your MP to take part/consider taking part if you are an MP! We will also be hosting a Drinks Reception in the CPA Room, Westminster Hall on Monday 15 July from 5-7pm for all the MPs and organisations taking part in the campaign or with an interest in access to justice Issues. If you want to take part please contact Ro Teather at Rohini.email@example.com for more information and to check which MPs have already committed their time.