YLAL responds to the Ministry of Justice's consultation on the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (HPCDS), 3 January 2020.
On Monday 14 October, Wendy Morton MP visited Southwark Law Centre as part of our TakeYourMPtoWork campaign. Wendy is Under-Secretary of State for Justice.
In Autumn 2018 the President of the Family Division invited Mr Justice Keehan (public law) and Mr Justice Cobb (private law), to lead two cross-professional Working Groups, to look at practices and processes in these two areas. On 29 September 2019, YLAL responded to the Interim Reports on public and private law.
You can read our responses to this consultation below.
On 19 September 2019, Ellie Reeves MP visited Lewisham Southwark Law Centre.
Ellie said, of her visit:
Great to spend yesterday morning with Lewisham Southwark Law Centre as part of the #TakeYourMPtoWork campaign.
The team do fantastic legal aid work and we discussed the range of casework issues Lewisham residents are facing.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has been consulting on its new Solicitors Qualifying Examination ('SQE').
SQE will be the new way for people to qualify as solicitors. It will be introduced by Autumn 2021.
Welcome to our update of the latest legal aid and access to justice news from July 2019.
Celebrating 70 years of legal aid: On 30 July 1949 the Legal Aid and Advice Act received royal assent, creating the legal aid scheme. The 30 July 2019 therefore saw the 70th anniversary of this important step in the campaign for access to justice. In order to celebrate and highlight the significance of this milestone, the Justice Alliance organised a large gathering outside the Ministry of Justice.
Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield visited Derbyshire Law Centre on 6 August 2019.
Toby said about his visit:
Rupa Huq MP for Ealing Central and Acton visited Ealing Law Centre on 9 August 2019:
The morning was spent discussing legal aid.
Ealing Law Centre said:
Welcome to our update of the latest legal aid and access to justice news from June 2019.
Lloyd Russell Moyle, MP for Kemptown & Peacehaven, visited Brighton Advice Centre on 1 August 2019.
You can read about Lloyd's visit on Andy Winter's blog - Andy is Chief Executive of Brighton Housing Trust.
Lloyd said about his visit: