Reports

Minutes from #YLALVirtual 27 January 2021: Roundtable on the Independent Human Rights Act Review (IHRAR)

On Wednesday 27 January 2021, Garden Court Chambers hosted a #YLALVirtual roundtable about the Independent Human Rights Act Review (IHRAR). The roundtable collated evidence from the legal aid frontline about the impact of the HRA on UK law as well as discussing how best to respond to the IHRAR call for evidence in order to protect our beloved HRA. Lucie Boase of Hodge Jones & Allen and Tara Mulcair of Birnberg Peirce, both YLAL Committee members, chaired the roundtable.

Roundtable participants:

The impact of COVID-19 on students

We are grateful to YLAL member, Rachel Kelly, for writing this original content piece.

COVID-19 has had a severe impact on life as we know it. This article will explore the effect on students. From bar exams crisis to the cancellation of placements and postponement of legal careers, COVID-19 has had drastic consequences on the access to the legal profession.

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;