Legal Aid News: January 2021

Welcome to our update of the latest legal aid and access to justice news from January 2021.


YLALVirtual Events! 

In early January, YLAL held their first YLALVirtual of 2021, which considered access to justice for victims of trafficking. Hosted by One Pump Court, the event featured an expert panel discussing the importance of discretionary leave to remain (DLR), the developments and needs in supporting victims of trafficking (VOTs) and the representation of trafficking in the media. 


Submission to the Justice Committee Inquiry on the Future of Legal Aid


The Justice Committee is conducting an Inquiry into the future of legal aid and launched a consultation on 7 September 2020 with the following terms of reference:

  • How LASPO has affected access to justice views on the post-implementation review and the criminal legal aid review;

  • The role of the Legal Aid Agency;

  • Recruitment and retention problems among legal aid professionals;