The Solicitor General announced a programme to help increase awareness of people’s legal rights.

Robert Buckland QC presented the ‘vision statement’ for public legal education (PLE) at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Public Legal Education and Pro Bono.

The statement was intended to create a shared vision for the PLE community to aspire to, which will help drive forward legal education initiatives over the next ten years.

‘Teaching people about their legal rights and responsibilities, together with helping them gain the confidence and skills to get access to justice can really make a difference to people’s lives – as well as our legal system,’ said Buckland.

He added: ‘Our aim is to create a country where everyone, and every group, is able to access justice. Where nobody, no community, is denied their legal rights.’