Young Legal Aid Lawyers (‘YLAL’) is pleased to note that the report of the Westminster Commission on Legal Aid’s Inquiry into the Sustainability and Recovery of the Legal Aid Sector has been published today. The report makes several recommendations to revitalise legal aid services to individuals in England and Wales.
A new report by Young Legal Aid Lawyers (‘YLAL’), “A Sector at Breaking Point: Justice Denied for Victims of Trafficking”, confirms that there is a market failure in the asylum and immigration legal aid sector, with victims of trafficking often unable to access legally aided asylum and immigration advice and representation.
Young Legal Aid Lawyers provided a briefing on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis upon junior legal aid lawyers.
The Justice Select Committee heard evidence from the Ministry of Justice and legal professionals on the impact of the pandemic upon lawyers, their clients, and the Court System on Monday 4 May 2020.
You can read live tweets of the hearing: Tweets by CommonsJustice
Ahead of the APPG on Legal Aid meeting on Monday 3rd February, YLAL, with the APPG on Legal Aid, Justice Alliance and More United, has put produced a briefing on the importance of properly funded comprehensive early legal advice.
We encourage YLAL members to email this briefing to their MPs as well as linking to this page from their social media accounts.
This document, prepared by Legal Aid Practitioners' Group, provides a summary of the three research reports presented to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid in March 2016.
Shortly after he was elected as leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn asked Lord Bach to carry out a comprehensive review of legal aid, considering civil, crime, family and social welfare law. Lord Bach will be assisted in carrying out the review by Karl Turner MP. The terms of the review are as follows:
Exceptional legal aid funding