YLAL News

SQE Prep Course Discount for YLAL Members

In collaboration with the global education provider, BARBRI, YLAL Members can now get an exclusive 20% discount on BARBRI's SQE1 and SQE2 Prep courses. 

Our hope is that this partnership will assist aspiring Legal Aid solicitors to access the profession and promote much needed diversity and social mobility. 

In order to access this discount, when applying for the courses, YLAL members will need to email us at ylalinfo@gmail.com and we will provide you with the discount code. 

SQE: Statement on Qualifying Work Experience

YLAL is disappointed that our concerns about exploitative Qualifying Work Experience (‘QWE’) as part of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (‘SQE’) have been realised. 

 

There is no longer a requirement to pay those candidates who are undertaking QWE. This was purportedly to allow candidates to use time spent volunteering, for example in a legal advice clinic whilst at university, towards their QWE. 

 

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: