Our impact

A lack of equality, fairness and equity means our justice system is broken. It may profess to bring fairness for some but there is a lot of unfairness to others. JUSTICE is committed to pushing for systematic change and putting users’ interests at the heart of the system.

All lawyers should be proud to be a member of it.

Professor Leslie Thomas QC

Since our launch in 1957, JUSTICE has never been scared to challenge the legal establishment or to propose radical change to the system.


Recent work

Immigration and Asylum Appeals

Our Immigration and Asylum Appeals – A Fresh Look recommendations have been incorporated into the new online service for appeals, and our recommendations around building in an additional review stage to the appeals process have been adopted. This has led to the Home Office withdrawing their opposition to an appeal and granting the relief sought in just over a quarter of cases, meaning appellants do not have to go through unnecessary, time-consuming, and potentially traumatic appeals.

Mental Health and Fair Trial

Two-thirds of recommendations are now in train across all aspects of the criminal justice system including: 42 out of 43 police forces now offer street triage schemes to help arresting officers identify vulnerability; all police forces in England and Wales have a lead for mental health; publication of a new Sentencing Guideline on mental health and vulnerability; changes to the Criminal Procedure Rules on intermediaries; and the creation of easy read information on court process for vulnerable defendants and an Easy Read Postal Requisition form.

Immigration and Asylum Appeals

Our Immigration and Asylum Appeals – A Fresh Look recommendations have been incorporated into the new online service for appeals, and our recommendations around building in an additional review stage to the appeals process have been adopted.

This has led to the Home Office withdrawing their opposition to an appeal and granting the relief sought in just over a quarter of cases, meaning appellants do not have to go through unnecessary, time-consuming, and potentially traumatic appeals.

Our recent updates

Mental Health and Fair Trial

Two-thirds of recommendations are now in train across all aspects of the criminal justice system including: 42 out of 43 police forces now offer street triage schemes to help arresting officers identify vulnerability; all police forces in England and Wales have a lead for mental health; publication of a new Sentencing Guideline on mental health and vulnerability; changes to the Criminal Procedure Rules on intermediaries; and the creation of easy read information on court process for vulnerable defendants and an Easy Read Postal Requisition form.