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:
Christmas Carols at HJAPost date: 17th of November 2012
Hodge Jones and Allen will be hosting an evening of 'Carols in the Bar', from 6pm on Tuesday 11 December, at their offices on 180 North Gower Street, London NW1 2NB (by Euston).
The evening will include an African Gospel Choir, mulled wine and an interview with guest Sir Mark Hedley, High Court Judge (Family Division).
APPG meeting 7 NovPost date: 4th of November 2012
There will be a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid on Wednesday 7 November at 4pm. The meeting will discuss the new regulations under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act 2012.
The LASPO Act 2012 made radical changes to the provision of civil legal aid. Around 600,000 people per year will no longer have access to legal aid once the Act comes into force on 1 April 2013.Read more...
News from LAPG conferencePost date: 28th of October 2012
YLAL recently contributed to the annual conference of the Legal Aid Practitioners Group. Committee member, Simao Paxi-Cato reports back on what happened:
Lord McNally (the new Minister for Legal Aid) opened up this year’s conference by telling the audience that he wanted to maintain an open dialogue between the Government and legal aid practitioners. He explained that in the coming months the LSC would be adopting more online processes in communicating with practitioners.Read more...
Website problemsPost date: 5th of October 2012
We are currently experiencing some problems with our website. We hope to have these resolved as soon as possible and apologise in the meantime for any inconvenience.
Important details about our next London meeting on 10.10.12 and about the LAPG conference on 13.10.12 are set out in news.
YLAL response to LETRPost date: 6th of July 2012
This week YLAL has submitted a response to the Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility paper which forms a part of the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR).Read more...
Legal aid levy a regressive taxPost date: 2nd of July 2012
On 2 July the Ministry of Justice finished their consultation on the proposed Supplementary Legal Aid Scheme (SLAS). Details of the Government's programme for legal aid reform can be found here.Read more...
APPG meeting 11 JulyPost date: 23rd of June 2012
There will be a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid in Parliament on Wednesday 11 July 2012 starting at 5pm. The title of the meeting is:
"Is LASPO the end of legal aid lawyers and the end of diversity and social mobility in this part of the profession?"Read more...
LALY awards 2012Post date: 10th of June 2012
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the LAPG Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards. YLAL is pleased to announce that our co-chair Katie Brown has been shortlisted for Young Legal Aid Solicitor of the Year. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Tuesday 12 June 2012 in London. For a full list of everyone on the shortlist please see here. We wish everyone shortlisted good luck!
For more information on the LALYs please see hereRead more...
SRA decides on min salaryPost date: 20th of May 2012
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has decided that it will not oblige firms and organisations to pay trainee solicitors anything more than the National Minimum Wage after 1 August 2014. We understand (from reports of the Board meeting) that the SRA still intends to regulate this issue because of the concern that trainee solicitors fall within the definition of an "apprentice" under the National Minimum Wage Regulations.Read more...
Essay competition to win free LPC placePost date: 1st of May 2012
The partner magazine to the Solicitors' Journal "Young Lawyer" has teamed up with legal training provider NCLT to offer one of their readers the chance to win a free place on an LPC course of your choice, worth more than £8,000.
Here is their blurb from the website:Read more...