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

YLAL response to Magee

Post date: 8th of March 2010



YLAL publish social mobility report

Post date: 25th of February 2010

In line with the government's 'national crusade' on social mobility, YLAL has carried out its own investigations within the legal aid sector. Our report shows that fears that the legal aid sector could become pale and stale, as predicted by YLAL representative Kat Craig at our question time, look set to materialise. Download our social mobility report below.

Read article in Law Society Gazette here


YLAL response to plans to axe BVT pilots

Post date: 22nd of December 2009







YLAL submissions to Magee Review

Post date: 20th of November 2009

Read YLAL submissions for Magee Review:
Download Here


YLAL response to MOJ consultation 'Legal aid: funding reforms'

Post date: 13th of November 2009

13 November 2009: YLAL submitted their response last night.

MOJ consultation paper:

Click HERE to read the YLAL response


Question Time

Post date: 1st of November 2009

Video from the 2009 Event

Video from the 2008 Event

Video from the 2007 Event


Magee review: YLAL response

Post date: 22nd of October 2009

The Ministry of Justice has announced yet another review of legal aid, the Magee review. See

YLAL includes both criminal and civil practitioners. We welcome any endeavour to protect both the civil and criminal budgets. But we continue to believe that there should be no cap. Rather, adequate access to justice for both those with civil and criminal legal problems must be available when needed and administered by a truly independent body.


YLAL responds to MOJ consultation 'Refocusing on priority cases'

Post date: 8th of October 2009

YLAL has submitted to the Ministry of Justice its response to the consultation paper 'Refocusing on priority cases'.

Response (including covering letter)



Supervision survey report published

Post date: 31st of August 2009

YLAL has published its report into the findings of its 2008-9 supervision survey, which responds to the supervision ratio proposed by the Legal Services Commission's in their 2008 consultation paper 'Civil bid rounds for 2010'.