Joint meeting of the APPGs on citizens advice and legal aid - EVENT CANCELLED

This meeting (which was scheduled for 26 Jan) has had to be cancelled at short notice, for which we apologise. It will be rescheduled soon and details will be posted here.

Sign the Downing Street petition to abandon 'refocusing on priority cases' proposals

23 October 2009: Please take a moment to register any concerns you may have about the Ministry of Justice's latest plans to severely restrict funding for civil law claims against the state and to prevent prisoners from having funded legal representation in respect of their treatment. You can sign a downing street petition here:

If you would like more information about the consultation or would like to take further action please visit our web site:

Thank you!

Gwendolen Morgan is highly commended in Law Society Excellence Awards 2009

23 October 2009: Gwendolen Morgan, a solicitor at Bindmans LLP and founding member of Young Legal Aid Lawyers, was last night highly commended in the Junior Lawyer of the Year category of the Law Society Excellence Awards 2009.

Young Legal Aid Lawyers nominated Gwendolen in recognition of her relentless work promoting and protecting human rights, helping vulnerable clients, and advocating for legal aid practitioners.

YLAL is delighted with Gwendolen's achievement in these national awards and congratulates her wholeheartedly!

Question Time 2009 - thank you for helping us celebrate 60 years of legal aid!

17 October 2009: YLAL’s annual event, Question Time, took place in front of an audience of 250 students and practitioners at South Bank University on Thursday 15 October. The evening was a huge success, featuring interesting ideas and discussion. See Frances Gibb's entry in The Times: http://timesonline.typepad.com/law/2009/10/boosting-legal-aid-what-about-using-interest-on-clients-money.html