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

Thanks 2 Legal Aid

Election 2015: take action

Post date: 19th of April 2015

YLAL General Election notes - Vote on 7 May 2015



YLAL 10 year anniversary event!

Post date: 19th of March 2015

Please join us to celebrate our 10th anniversary on Thursday 23 April 2015 from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

What to expect

Please join us for our 10th birthday celebration in London, including:

- Keynote speech from Baroness Patricia Scotland QC.

- Panel debate on access to justice after the election compered by Owen Bowcott, legal correspondent for the Guardian.


JSC criticises legal aid cuts

Post date: 11th of March 2015

In a report published today, the Justice Select Committee (JSC) has criticized Government cuts to legal aid for having failed to meet their objectives and having ‘harmed access to justice for some litigants’.


Low Commission: follow-up report

Post date: 4th of March 2015

The Low Commission on the future of advice and legal support launched its follow-up report at the House of Commons today, calling for the government to develop a national advice strategy. Lord Colin Low of Dalston, the chair of the independent Commission, said he hoped to get cross-party support for the key recommendations from the report so that the next government can take steps to tackle the ‘advice deficit’.


Legal aid news - 4 March 2015

Post date: 4th of March 2015

Legal aid news - 4 March 2015


Civil legal aid cuts - not fit for purpose?


APG on legal aid: LASPO

Post date: 4th of March 2015

APG on legal aid - Wednesday 18 March 5-6pm



Be part of the action

Post date: 20th of February 2015

On Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd February you can be part of legal aid campaigning on a national scale.


What's happening?


APPG on legal aid on 13 Jan

Post date: 16th of February 2015
All Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid: breakfast meeting on 13 January 2015
Write up by YLAL member Phil Armitage

YLAL is 10 event & survey

Post date: 8th of February 2015

YLAL is 10 years old in 2015

This year will be our 10th birthday and we would like to mark the occasion with your help.

Anniversary event

We are holding an event in central London to mark 10 years of YLAL.


PAC report on civil legal aid

Post date: 4th of February 2015


The Public Accounts Committee has released a damning indictment of the Government’s cuts to civil legal aid.