Christmas Party - 6th December, from 7pm, Garden Court Chambers - all welcome!

The party is a joint party with the HaldaneSociety of Socialist Lawyers
Minimum donation: £5
(includes a bottle of wine!)
Garden Court Chambers,
57–60 Lincoln's Inn Fields,
London WC2A 3LS.
Nearest tube: Holborn.
Thursday 6thDecember 7pm–11pm
Enjoy a night of music, comedy &politics

Download the flyer here

Two letters to Government….

From the beginning, YLAL have been trying to get legal aid on the main stream agenda. After all, Gordon has put social exclusion and the protection of the most vulnerable at the core of his values: isn’t legal aid all about that. We think so and have written to Gordon to say why: read our letter here.

LSC announces Training Contract Grants Scheme Awards 2007

On the 13th September 2007, the Legal Services Commission announced the list of firms that will be able to offer sponsored training contracts.  Those currently doing their LPC and who are awarded places will be able to get help with the costs of the LPC course.  The Commission stated that ‘training contract grants are awarded to solicitor and not for profit organisations who are committed to legal aid work and go towards helping train the next generation of legal aid lawyers.

criminal legal aid changes on hold until January ...

The LSC has today placed on hold all forthcoming "Carter" reforms in relation to criminal legal aid. In a recent judicial review lead by the Law Society it was held that contract changes that altered the "economic balance" of the new unified contract are not lawful.

Legal Aid Practitioners' Group Conference with YLAL sessions 19th October in Oxford

This year's full day LAPG conference will take place on 19th October at Macdonald Randolph Hotel, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN....the line up looks great.  For students who would like to attend the 2 YLAL sessions in the afternoon, a limited number of free places will be available for students on a first come first served basis.


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