New Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has appointed Lord Falconer as Shadow Justice Secretary.
Lord Falconer has stated that Lord Chancellor Michael Gove is “failing in his constitutional duty to ensure that there genuinely is access to justice.”
Court fees have increased to excessively high levels recently, as have employment tribunal fees, and together with legal aid cuts and no-win-no-fee deductions, access to justice has never been poorer. Will the new Labour front bench be able to make a difference? Perhaps only time will tell.