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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Strike - 6 Jan 2014

Post date: 12th of December 2013

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has organised a morning of action to take place on 6 January 2013 in protest against the Government's cuts to criminal legal aid. The CBA has said:

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YLAL Dec meeting - venue change

Post date: 5th of December 2013

Our next London meeting will take place on Wednesday 11 December 2013 from 6:30pm at Garden Court Chambers, London and not at Doughty Street as normal  Everyone is welcome to attend - there is no need to reserve a space for the meeting.

Details of how to find Garden Court can be found here.

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Haldane Winter Party

Post date: 2nd of December 2013

The Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers are holding their Winter Party at Garden Court Chambers, London at 1830 on Thursday 5 December 2013. For more information including details of how to purchase tickets click here or see the flyer below.

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Launch of new report

Post date: 3rd of November 2013

Launch of YLAL's report on access to the legal aid profession

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TLA response

Post date: 1st of November 2013

YLAL has submitted its response to the Government consultation, Transforming Legal Aid: next steps. You can read more about the consultation here. And you can download our response from below.

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Social mobility: new report

Post date: 30th of October 2013

YLAL is pleased to announce the publication of our latest report on social mobility and diversity in the legal aid sector: “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back”. The report is to be launched on 30 October 2013 at an event at the Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University. The event will run from 1830-2130. Our keynote speaker is Baroness Hale. The event will feature a debate with a panel of guests including Lucy Scott-Moncrieff – Director of Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Ltd and Chair of the Law Society's Equality and Diversity Committee; David Johnston – CEO of the Social Mobility Foundation; Chris Topping – Partner at Broudie, Jackson & Canter, Simao Paxi-Cato – YLAL and Invictus Chambers and James Wakefield – Director of the Council of the Inns of Court. The discussion will be chaired by journalist Raphael Rowe.

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Judicial Review consultation

Post date: 27th of October 2013

We have now submitted our response to the Government consultation, "Judicial Review: Proposals for Further Reform". For the background to the consultation see here. Our draft is available to download below.

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Social mobility in legal aid event

Post date: 1st of October 2013

We are holding an event on Wednesday 30th October: "Social Mobility in the Legal Aid Profession".

The event will feature a debate with a panel of guests including Lucy Scott-Moncrieff – Director of Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Ltd and Chair of the Law Society's Equality and Diversity Committee; David Johnston – CEO of the Social Mobility Foundation; Chris Topping - Partner at Broudie, Jackson & Canter, Simao Paxi-Cato - YLAL and Invictus Chambers and James Wakefield - Director of the Council of the Inns of Court. The discussion will be chaired by journalist Raphael Rowe.

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Nowhere else to turn

Post date: 27th of September 2013

YLAL has published a follow up study assessing the impact of legal aid cuts on MPs ability to assist their constituents. Details set out below. The full report , "Nowhere else to turn: one year on", can be downloaded here.

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YLAL submissions to JCHR

Post date: 26th of September 2013

YLAL has submitted evidence to the JCHR as part of their inquiry into the implications for access to justice of the Government's legal aid reforms. The submissions can be accessed via the link below.

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