Access to Justice beyond Lockdown
19th May 2020
In this month’s Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, Alison Edmondson has a featured opinion piece on access to civil justice during lockdown. Alison’s view is that it shouldn’t be only lawyers and political enthusiasts who appreciate the rule of law, the separation of powers, and the functioning of our parliamentary democracy. Rather, the Scottish legal profession has a role to play to fill the gap in public understanding about the value and mission of the courts: as Lord Reed says, without the courts to enforce the laws made by Parliament, electing MPs becomes a meaningless charade. You can find the full opinion here.