Establishment of the Advisory Board
On invitation Jos Hoevenaars attended the 7th annual Civil Justice Council National Forum on access to justice for those without means taking place in London on 7 December 2018. The full day forum brought together members from across the British advice and pro bono sector, courts and tribunals, government, the legal profession, universities (UK and abroad), charities, foundations and institutions to discuss the current state of the legal aid sector in the jurisdictions of the United Kingdom. The day saw some 20 different speakers as well as several in-depth breakout session in which divergent subjects such as funding, technology, the need for data collection and analysis, and the intersection between legal needs and mental health were discussed among the over 200 participants in more detail.
Published: December 1, 2017
Our advisory board has been established. The members are prof. dr. Burkhard Hess (Heidelberg University), prof. dr. Christopher Hodges (University of Oxford), prof. dr. Peter Mascini (Erasmus University Rotterdam), prof. dr. Elisabetta Silvestri (University of Pavia), dr. John Sorabji (University College London) and prof. dr. Sebastian Spinei (Lucian Blaga University). The advisory board will offer expertise on national law and specific topics of our research, and will support in the design and implementation of empirical research where necessary.