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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Runner up essay: Henrietta Boyle

Post date: 28th of July 2019

Henrietta's essay won runner up in our Sir Henry Brooke Essay Prize 2019.

Congratulations Henrietta!

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2nd prize essay: Sam March

Post date: 28th of July 2019

Sam's essay won second prize in our Sir Henry Brooke Essay Prize 2019.

Congratulations Sam!

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1st prize essay: Allan Shepherd

Post date: 28th of July 2019

Allan's essay won first prize in our Sir Henry Brooke Essay Prize 2019.

Congratulations Allan!

 

 

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Colchester MP visits Corum Children's Centre

Post date: 19th of July 2019

On Friday 18 July 2019, Will Quince MP,  who is MP for Colchester, visited Corum Children's Centre.

Will is a Minister in the Department for Work and Pensions. 

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Harrow East MP visits Brent Law Centre

Post date: 19th of July 2019

On 19 July 2019, Bob Blackman MP visited Brent Law Centre. 

Bob is MP for Harrow East, and is is a member of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee. 

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Take your MP to Work: Event in Parliament

Post date: 16th of July 2019

On Monday 15 July 2019, YLAL and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid launched our Take Your MP to Work Campaign

We were so pleased to be joined by members of the press as well as Members of Parliament, all of whom were keen to hear about the importance of early legal advice, and our campaign to encourage MPs to see the legal aid frontline.

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Cardiff Central MP

Post date: 16th of July 2019

Jo Stevens, MP for Cardiff Central visited the Cardiff-based Speakeasy legal advice centre on 15 July 2019. 

Jo, with YLAL's Co-Chair Ollie Persey, has previous written about why legal aid and early advice matters in Labour List

Here she is with Warren and Cynthia from the centre: 

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East Leeds MP visits Southwark Law Centre

Post date: 16th of July 2019

On 15 July 2019 Richard Burgon MP, Shadow Justice Minister, visited Southwark Law Centre. 

Richard said about his visit: 

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Carshalton & Wallington MP visits SW London Law Centre

Post date: 6th of July 2019

Tom Brake MP, local MP for Carshalton & Wallington visited South West London Law Centres on 5 July 2019. 

Whilst there, he observed the free employment law advice clinic at the Law Centre. He also spoke to staff about legal advice deserts, the importance of early legal advice, and the changes to legal aid brought about by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. 

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YLAL Response to Labour Party’s 2019 National Policy Forum Consultation

Post date: 30th of June 2019

YLAL was invited to respond to the Labour Party’s '2019 National Policy Forum Consultation'.  The purpose of the consultation is to seek 'views on how best to rebuild the criminal justice system so that at every stage effective action is taken to prevent further offending and provide real opportunities for rehabilitation'.

Many of the consultation questions are out of scope of YLAL's institutional expertise. However, YLAL has produced a response addressing the most relevant questions to our members.

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