Articles Archive

Below are all our previously published articles and news items - blog posts will be included here too.

There are also 2 wordpress blog sites which we previously used and for whom content is still available, although they are not currently being updated:

View from the Gravy Train

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YLAL Statement on criminal legal aid

Post date: 19th of June 2015

YLAL is concerned that the government has decided to proceed with plans to cut criminal legal aid by a further 8.75%, introduce dual contracts for Duty and Own Client work and restrict the number of Duty contracts available to 527 without any further consultation with the profession, other than an email 48 hours before the cuts were announced, asking for information to be provided within 24 hours on the impact on firms of the initial 8.75% cut. This can in no way be seen to be a proper consultation.

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Trainee Minimum Salary

Post date: 15th of June 2015

YLAL submitted this response to Junior Lawyer Division's survey on whether a trainee minimum salary should be reintroduced.

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The future of the legal market. Can paralegals meet market needs?

Post date: 15th of June 2015

Based on research from our members, YLAL submitted a response to CILEx's paralegal enquiry earlier this year. Read our response here, and we anticipate the final report from CILEx later this year.

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YLAL Event, 08.07.2015

Post date: 1st of June 2015

On Wednesday 8 July 2015 at 6 pm, we will be meeting at Brick Court Chambers for an exciting talk by barristers Paul Bowen QC (Brick Court Chambers), Alison Pickup (Doughty Street Chambers) and solicitor Roopa Tanna (Islington Law Centre). 

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Our 10 year event

Post date: 28th of May 2015

 

Our 10 year anniversary event

 

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Join the YLAL Committee

Post date: 27th of May 2015

Please note that applications have now closed. We will update news and in jobs and opps when further opportunities are available. Thank you to those who have contacted us regarding joining the YLAL Committee. We will be in touch in due course. 

 

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Getting into legal aid

Post date: 17th of May 2015

We found this from our social mobility in the legal aid profession report launch in 2013. Watch video clips of speakers and read the report of the event:

https://legalaidwatch.wordpress.com/tag/raphael-rowe/

Read the report we were launching here:

http://www.younglegalaidlawyers.org/onestepforwardtwostepsback

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10 year celebration: catch up here

Post date: 17th of May 2015

YLAL is 10

 

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Farewell to Grayling 05.05

Post date: 30th of April 2015

We hope you can support this event on 5th May organised by the Justice Alliance.

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Trainee Minimum Salary

Post date: 28th of April 2015

Following the abolition of the minimum salary for trainee solicitors in August 2014, the Junior Lawyers Division have successfully championed the Law Society to consider reintroducing a recommended salary.

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