The Scottish Women’s Rights Centre and JustRight Scotland welcome today’s judgment of Sheriff Weir QC in AR v Stephen Daniel Coxen.
We sat down with Kate, the Scottish Women's Rights Centre's new Advocacy Worker to find out more about her work and the importance of advocacy.
Kate has worked for Rape Crisis Scotland for 10 years as a helpline worker, she has a law degree from the University of Strathclyde and worked as a lead advocate for specialist domestic abuse advocacy and support service ASSIST before joining the SWRC last Monday, 30th January.
"The Scottish Women's Rights Centre welcome news of an independent review into legal aid in Scotland, and in particular the recognition of legal aid as vital in helping to achieve access to justice.
The importance of legal aid cannot be understated, and we look forward to engaging with the review to promote justice for women."
Read the Minister's full statement announcing the review here.