“The true cost of cuts to legal aid in immigration” In Touch (AVID), June 2011 by Caroline Wilson and Camilla Graham Wood
“Legal aid cuts are leaving migrants lost in a maze” Guardian Comment is Free, July 2011 by Steve Medley
We have prepared two summaries of and introductions to the public funding system in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for those interested in the history of legal aid.
YLAL has published its report into the findings of its 2008-9 supervision survey, which responds to the supervision ratio proposed by the Legal Services Commission's in their 2008 consultation paper 'Civil bid rounds for 2010'.
Click HERE to read an article that explains the current state of legal aid and its implications for those trying to enter the profession. This article was written by Omar Khan for the College of Law's magazine.
Paralegals are being exploited and underpaid, according to a survey of members conducted by Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL). Respondents also raised concerns about lack of training, poor working conditions, uncertain career progression and the implications of Lord Carter’s proposed pyramid model.
YLAL has called on the Law Society and the Legal Services Commission to take firm action to ensure that the sustainability of legal aid is not jeopardised as legal aid firms become more reliant on the use of paralegals to survive.