Start date:October 2017
Research Topic:Securing equality rights and access to justice in Wales
Research pathway:Astudiaethau Empirig yn y Gyfraith
Research Supervisor:Dr Sara Drake, Dr Lydia Hayes
Supervising school:Ysgol y Gyfraith a Gwleidyddiaeth, Prifysgol Caerdydd
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship
Research keywords:Access to justice; Inequality
As part of my PhD project, I will be determining current levels of inequality and access to justice in Wales. This project is in conjunction with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) for Wales.
This research is vital in light of times of austerity and a rapid decline in free legal advice centres juxtaposed with an increase in legal problems, such as increased hate crimes and abuse post-Brexit, and subsequent demand for legal services.
Together with the EHRC, we aim to design and implement policies that will not only secure equality rights and access to justice for Welsh citizens, but will improve those rights.