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 Response: Legal Aid for InquestsPost date: 7th of September 2018
Many of YLAL's members work closely with organisations such as INQUEST, the charity that supports bereaved families. YLAL supports the following recommendations by INQUEST in relation to legal aid for inquests:
a. Automatic non-means tested funding should be provided to families for specialist legal representation immediately following a state-related death.
b. Legal aid should also include financial support for families, with reference to: travel and subsistence, overnight accommodation, and loss of earnings.Read more...
YLAL Response to LASPO Part 2 consultationPost date: 7th of September 2018
Legal aid news: June and July 2018Post date: 31st of August 2018
Welcome to our update of the latest legal aid and access to justice news from June and July 2018.
Housing Possession Court Duty (HPCD) scheme judicial review: On 23 June, the High Court handed down the judgment in Law Centres Network v The Lord Chancellor, a challenge to the new scheme which dictates how legal aid providers tender for a housing duty scheme contract. The full judgment can be found here.Read more...
Legal aid news - May 2018Post date: 27th of June 2018
Welcome to our update of the latest legal aid and access to justice news from May 2018.
Criminal legal aid: The criminal bar’s action in response to changes to the way in which criminal legal aid work by advocates is remunerated under the reformed Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS), which came into force on 1 April, dominated the legal aid news in May.Read more...
YLAL Midlands event: Women in LawPost date: 18th of June 2018
You can find our live tweeting of the Women in Law event here.
This event was hosted by KCH Garden Square Chambers in Nottingham on Wednesday 13 June. It focussed on the progression of women at the Bar, in the solicitors' profession and in the judiciary.
We were joined by:Read more...
Statement on CBA ballotPost date: 14th of June 2018
On 12 June 2018, the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) announced the result of the ballot of its members on whether to accept the government's offer of additional investment in the Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS) and bring an end to the action which began on 1 April 2018 when the reformed scheme came into operation. 51.55% voted to accept the government's offer.Read more...
Legal aid news - April 2018Post date: 3rd of June 2018
Welcome to our update of the latest legal aid and access to justice news from April 2018.
The Fight for Social JusticePost date: 17th of May 2018
YLAL recently organised, along with the Public Law Project and Justice First Fellows, its first conference on social justice and social welfare law.
We hope that this will become an annual event, and will email our members with details of future plans.
You can find the speeches and presentations of many of our speakers below.Read more...
Time for Justice: Event and BriefingPost date: 5th of May 2018
APPG on Legal Aid - 17.04.18Post date: 25th of April 2018
APPG on Legal Aid : Post-LASPO Litigation – Where are we now?
- Olive Craig (Rights of Women on domestic violence evidence requirements)
- Simon Creighton (Founding Partner, Bhatt Murphy on legal aid for prisoners)
- Polly Brendon (Public Law Project on Exceptional Case Funding)
- Jo Cecil (Garden Court Chambers and The Criminal Bar Association)
- Matthew Shelly (Legal Aid Agency (MOJ), Deputy Director of Legal Aid and Court Fees Policy)