Philippa Budgen picks up on a development and is on it like a car bonnet. When we started the legal aid access to justice campaign Philippa mastered her brief in a way in which many an experienced lawyer would be envious of: knowing how to pitch the debate and using her contacts to full effect.
This successful campaign would not have made the mainstream media without her help and guidance. I’m in no doubt that the press coverage played a significant part in achieving the eventual policy reversal which we sought.
Jonathan Black, past President of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association, partner BSB Solicitors