Campaigns

Welcome to our campaign page. One of functions is to fight for the rights of our members and beneficiaries. The following campaigns are either taking, or have already taken place:-


Save Legal Aid from the Treasurer’s Knife

March 2011 The new Coalition Government seems set on making indiscriminate cuts to all areas of public service. Legal Aid, unfortunately, is no exception to the Treasury knife. In 1947 when the welfare state was created by a Labour Government, … Continue reading

Stop Church Child Abuse

(A call for a Public Inquiry into abuse of children and vulnerable adults by Clergy in England and Wales.)   PRESS RELEASE     CAMPAIGN PRESS LAUNCH – Thursday 19th April 2012 – 2.00 pm Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion … Continue reading

Ban the word “historic” from abuse work

ACAL has joined forces with determined campaigner Tom Perry (see his blog here) in supporting a ban on the use of the word historic in any legal proceedings in which the word “historic” is used. Much of the abuse which … Continue reading

Stop the Legal Services Commission taking 25% of Victim’s Compensation

***STOP PRESS*** *** CAMPAIGN SUCCESSFUL – SLAS SCRAPPED – SEE NEWS ITEM (24th September 2012) *** As part of the government’s proposed changes to the Legal Aid Fund, in an effort to save money and make Legal Aid self funding, … Continue reading

Change Costs Rules and respect survivors

Despite a lot of protest about the rules on Legal Costs, the judiciary seem determined to press ahead with drastic changes which are time tabled for April 2013. We believe that the victims of abuse in childhood could be affected … Continue reading

Improve the CICA for Victims of Abuse

ACAL do a lot of work in partnership with APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) , particularly because our interests often overlap in that we are both concerned with personal injury claims, albeit of a different type. APIL are concerned … Continue reading

Mandatory Reporting Campaign

ACAL has agreed to support a campaign to make the failure to report abuse a criminal offence, or to put it another way “make mandatory reporting a crime”. Sign the campaign now, which can be found on the Change.org website … Continue reading

Better Access to Care Records for Care Leavers

ACAL are supporting a call for legislative change, which will introduce legislation in a statutory format to make the task of  care leavers gaining access to their full care records much easier than it is at present. In the Press … Continue reading

Where has Legal Aid Gone?

November 2013 When the Government announced Legal Aid cutbacks back in 2010, their consultation document said, “In the light of the importance of the issue at stake, the seriousness of the alleged harm suffered by the litigant, the likelihood of … Continue reading

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  • Address

    ACAL, PO Box 974A, Surbiton, KT1 9XF

  • Telephone

    +44 208 390 4701 (10:00-13:00 & 14:00-16:00 Tuesday and Thursday only)

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    +44 20 8399 1152