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:
YLAL London Minutes - 13.09.2017Post date: 20th of September 2017
Our London meeting on Wednesday 13 September 2017 at Hodge Jones & Allen focussed on the recent Court of Appeal judgment on legal aid for prisoners and the work of the Howard League for Penal Reform, with Simon Creighton of Bhatt Murphy and Marie Franklin of the Howard League joining us as guest speakers.Read more...
Legal aid news - August 2017Post date: 31st of August 2017
Welcome to our summer update of the latest legal aid and access to justice news from July and August 2017.
SRA Consultation ResponsePost date: 7th of August 2017
On 26 July 2017, YLAL responded to the latest consultation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) on its proposal to introduce a Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). The consultation, 'A new route to qualification: New Regulations', concerned the regulation of the SQE and the recognition of qualified lawyers under the SQE scheme.Read more...
APPG on Legal Aid - 12.07.2017Post date: 25th of July 2017
Report of the inaugural APPG meeting of the new Parliament – 12.07.2017
From Grenfell Tower to unrepresented children to the collapse in legal aid providers, LASPO impedes access to justice
“Where is the Rule of Law when Parliament denies justice to those who can least afford it?”Read more...
Legal aid and Charlie GardPost date: 25th of July 2017
Legal aid and Charlie Gard: Statement by Young Legal Aid Lawyers, 25 July 2017
Following the conclusion of the case concerning Charlie Gard and comments made in the final judgment by Mr Justice Francis on 24 July 2017, Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) has issued the attached statement concerning the financial means test for civil legal aid.
Please contact us at email@example.com with any queries in relation to this statement.Read more...
Legal aid news - June 2017Post date: 4th of July 2017
Welcome to a bumper edition of the latest legal aid and access to justice news from May and June 2017.
YLAL London Minutes - 14.06.2017Post date: 4th of July 2017
Carol Storer, the director of Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG), joined us as a guest speaker to discuss what happens next for legal aid, following this month’s election. Ollie introduced Carol, noting that we had expected this meeting to be about the implications of a significant Conservative majority government. However, we now have a hung Parliament with a minority Conservative government, and a strengthened Labour party which is the most pro-access to justice in recent memory.
Carol covered a number of topics on upcoming challenges and opportunities, including:Read more...
YLAL writes for the JusticeGapPost date: 25th of May 2017
YLAL co-chair Oliver Carter's latest article for the JusticeGap, published in May 2017 covers our pre-election debate on access to justice featuring lawyer-politician representatives of the Conservative, Green, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties.
You can read the rest of Ollie's articles published on The Justice Gap through his author archiveRead more...
General Election Event 2017 minutesPost date: 16th of May 2017
On Wednesday 10 May 2017, Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) held a pre-general election debate at Garden Court Chambers in London on Access to Justice After the Election, with representatives of the main political parties setting out their respective policies on legal aid and access to justice.
The panel consisted of:
Universal Credit ConsultationPost date: 16th of May 2017
On 11 May 2017, YLAL responded to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Consultation on Legal Aid Financial Eligibility and Universal Credit. The MoJ states that it is consulting on the impact of changes to the benefits system - specifically the introduction of Universal Credit to replace a number of previous benefits - on financial eligibility for legal aid.Read more...