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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Family Justice Review

Post date: 3rd of December 2011
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Legal Aid Bill - commons second reading

Post date: 3rd of December 2011

The second reading of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill will take place in the House of Commons on 29th June 2011. Please ask your MP to attend. Their contact details can be found here.

YLAL have prepared a briefing for members to send to their MPs. This can be downloaded here.

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Response to funding cuts consultation

Post date: 3rd of December 2011

 

Between July and August 2011 the Government carried out an extremely limited consultation on cutting the fees which are paid to Law Firms and Not for Profits for carrying out legal aid work. The consultation ended on 10th August 2011.

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Response to domestic workers consultation

Post date: 3rd of December 2011
 
YLAL has replied to the Government’s consultation on work related migration and settlement, which sets out proposals aimed at reducing the number of migrants coming into the UK.
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Legal Aid Bill - report stage briefings

Post date: 3rd of December 2011

YLAL has prepared a briefing for the Legal Aid Bill report stage debates due to take place in the House of Commons from the 31st October.

The briefing is available here.

Justice for All have also produced an excellent briefing in relation to legal aid for welfare benefits cases which can be found on their website:

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Legal aid cuts will punish victims of trafficking and exploitation

Post date: 3rd of December 2011

Legal aid cuts will punish victims of trafficking and exploitation” ECPAT blog, 25th November 2011 by Birgitte Hagem and Laura Janes

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Livid about legal aid

Post date: 3rd of December 2011

Livid about legal aid” The Site, 22nd November 2011 by Maia Cohen-Lask

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Legal Aid - why we can't afford to see it cut

Post date: 3rd of December 2011

Legal Aid – Why we can’t afford to see it cut”, Student Activist Diary, 24th September 2011 by Tom Kemp

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Legal aid cuts aren't just unfair...

Post date: 3rd of December 2011

Legal aid cuts aren’t just unfair. They will cost more than they save” False Economy blog, 10th October 2011 by Connor Johnston and Heather Thomas

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Legal aid: the need to campaign

Post date: 3rd of December 2011

Legal aid: the need to campaign

JLD update, 18th October 2011 by Camilla Graham Wood

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