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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Law For All goes into administration on 28 July 2011

Post date: 5th of August 2011
 
 
YLAL is concerned that another large legal aid provider has been forced to close its doors.
 
 
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YLAL proposes amendments to Legal Aid Bill

Post date: 18th of July 2011

YLAL has submitted a number of amendments to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill to be considered by the Bill Committee.

We will be submitting detailed written evidence to the Committee later in the summer, but in the meantime, in order to complement the work of other groups, we have focused our amendments on:

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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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