YLAL News

YLAL response to MoJ call for evidence on immigration legal aid fees and the online system

On 2 December 2021, YLAL submitted its response to the Ministry of Justice's call for evidence on immigration legal aid fees and the online system.

To help inform its submission, YLAL hosted a virtual roundtable on 24 November 2021 featuring a range of human rights practitioners and policy professionals, including:

The Westminster Commission on Legal Aid launches new report on the sustainability of the sector

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.

YLAL statement on the Government proposal to remove the means test for legal aid inquests

Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) is pleased to note the Government’s announcement, as part of their response to the House of Commons Justice Committee's report the Coroner Service, that it is taking forward legislation to remove the means test for applications for Exceptional Case Funding in relation to legal aid for Inquests, for both Legal Aid Certificates and Legal Help.