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:

View from the Gravy Train

Thanks 2 Legal Aid

Legal Aid Bill - Last chance for MPs

Post date: 21st of October 2011

Justice for All have a quick and simple way for you to message your MP to encourage them to oppose the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.

CLICK HERE to send an email to your MP.

It takes less than a minute so please forward the link to friends, family and colleagues.

Read more... - new legal website launches

Post date: 10th of October 2011

Journalist Jon Robins had launched an excellent new legal website aimed at non-lawyers. The site aims to shine "a light on those parts of the justice system that don’t often see the light of day in the mainstream media".


YLAL introduction to legal aid, 12th October 2011 and CHANGE TO TIME OF MONTHLY MEETING

Post date: 8th of October 2011

YLAL is putting on an informal "introduction to legal aid" at Doughty Street Chambers on 12th October 2011.


More High Court Challenges to the legal aid cuts

Post date: 8th of October 2011

This week a further two legal challenges have been made to the forthcoming cuts to legal aid.


Riot Cases meeting for defence lawyers

Post date: 6th of October 2011


Family & housing LSC contract bid opens

Post date: 21st of September 2011

The latest bid round for organisations to tender for family and family with housing legal aid work is taking place. Organisations have until 12 noon on Monday 3 October to submit their bids.

As the bid has to be submitted via an incredibly complex and confusing e-tendering portal, don't be surprised if your boss asks you for help with the IT side of things!

See the LSC website for more details:


Sound off for Justice roadshows

Post date: 21st of September 2011

The Law Society's Sound off for Justice campaign is going around the country hosting events for campaigners and members of the public to learn more about the legal aid bill and how to campaign against the cuts.

To see whether they're coming to a "town near you" see the Sound off... blog here:


Memorandum of Evidence published

Post date: 14th of September 2011

YLAL's memorandum of evidence to the Bill Committee has been published on the Parliament website. Read it here.

A pdf version of the document can be downloaded here.


Shelter briefing to legal aid bill committee

Post date: 4th of September 2011