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:

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Talks in schools

Post date: 12th of August 2015

Justice Alliance Subgroup: Fat Rat Film in schools

Hopefully by now you will have seen the Fat Rat Film “Legal Aid Team” which was launched in April 2015. For anyone that hasn’t seen it, Legal Aid Team is an “animated superhero adventure film pitting three audacious lawyers against the evil justice minister, Chris Grayling”.

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Social Wed 12 Aug, London

Post date: 11th of August 2015

Social in London

Our August meeting will be a social at The Castle (nearest tube Angel, location information here).

It's this Wednesday 12 August 2015 at 6:30pm, and will be a good chance to wind down, have some nibbles, meet other YLALs, and hopefully enjoy some sunshine - we have booked the roof garden.

We hope that you can make it! 

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APG Meeting 08/07/2015

Post date: 11th of August 2015

REPORT ON APG MEETING, 8 JULY 2015

The new Parliament may be about to rise for the summer but there has been just time enough for the first meeting of the All-Party Group (APG) on Legal Aid, which has been newly constituted with the former Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer QC elected, unopposed, as chair.

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Clients' stories request

Post date: 13th of July 2015

Request from YLAL's Siobhan- for clients' stories

As well as being a YLAL member I am also a member of the Access to Justice Committee of Liverpool Law Society. At a recent meeting the committee was told about an information gathering project currently being undertaken by Andrew Caplen (Law Society President).

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Exceptional funding update

Post date: 10th of July 2015

Exceptional legal aid funding

 

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YLAL June meeting minutes

Post date: 4th of July 2015

YLAL meeting minutes 10 June 2015

Attendees: Oliver Carter, Heather Thomas, Camilla Graham Wood, Simao Paxi-Cato, Connor Johnston, Charlie Image, Lydia Andrews, Maia Cohen-Lask, Emily McFadden, Alp Gokturk, Subashini Nathan, Miranda Grell, Franck Magennis, Noemie Adam, Michael Goldin, Richard Bottomley, Andrew Lingard, Susanne Seaton, Verity Quaite, Aine Kervick, Joe Morgan, Michael Etienne, Hannah Manson, Ornina Kassem, Laura Wrixon and others.

1. Welcome and introduction

2. Campaigning for human rights

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Gemma on the Magna Carta

Post date: 1st of July 2015

Magna Carta stands for justice - not further cuts
30 June 2015

GEMMA BLYTHE_YOUNG LEGAL AID LAWYERS
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YLAL Training Event, 08/07/2015

Post date: 1st of July 2015

EXCEPTIONAL FUNDING TRAINING 

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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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