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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Immigration Advisory Service forced to close - 10th July 2011

Post date: 18th of July 2011

YLAL deeply regrets the closure of the Immigration Advisory Service, which will leave thousands of vulnerable migrants and asylum seekers without support.

Article by Steve Medley, YLAL member and formerly a caseworker at IAS, available here.

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Congratulations to YLAL lawyers

Post date: 30th of June 2011

...amidst the gloom of the legal aid bill, the LAPG's Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards provided a moment to celebrate the fantastic achievements that legal aid lawyers make every day. We are particularly proud to announce three YLAL members whose work was recognised at the event last night.

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Congratulations to YLAL lawyers

Post date: 29th of June 2011

...amidst the gloom of the legal aid bill, the LAPG's Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards provided a moment to celebrate the fantastic achievements that legal aid lawyers make every day. We are particularly proud to announce three YLAL members whose work was recognised at the event last night.

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Press coverage from the launch of Unequal Before the Law

Post date: 17th of June 2011

A selection of the press coverage surrounding the launch of "Unequal Before the Law" in the House of Lords on Tuesday 13th February:
 
The Guardian
 
24 Dash
 
The Daily Mirror

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House of Lords debate on Legal Aid

Post date: 20th of May 2011
There will be a House of Lords debate on Legal Aid on Thursday 19 May 2011
The debate on “the case for civil legal aid” has been instituted by Lord Beecham who is the opposition spokesman in the House of Lords for Communities and Local Government (and Health). Legal Aid Lawyer’s have produced a briefing document to provide background to assist MPs attending the debate.
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YLAL response to Legal aid cuts: Justice for sale

Post date: 13th of February 2011

YLAL

has responded strongly to the Government’s Green Paper outlining its future plans for legal aid in England and Wales published on 15th November 2010.

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YOUNG LEGAL AID LAWYERS WIN LIBERTY HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD

Post date: 30th of November 2010

We are very pleased to announce that at last night’s Liberty Human Rights Awards 2010, Young Legal Aid Lawyers won the Young Person of the Year award. The judges said that the award was given in recognition of YLAL’s “outstanding commitment to providing quality representation, advice and access to justice for those who could otherwise not afford it”.


 

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YLAL CALLS FOR QUALITY NOT COST

Post date: 26th of August 2010

YLAL has submitted a paper called Quality not Cost to the Ministry of Justice in the hope that quality will be at the heart of the new proposals for legal aid services.

Read our paper here.

Law Society Gazette comment


Guardian comment

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YLAL response to the Law Society Access to Justice Review

Post date: 23rd of July 2010

Click here to read the Young Legal Aid Lawyers response to the Law Society's nationwide consultation of 30th June 2010

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