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The Westminster Commission on Legal Aid launches new report on the sustainability of the sector

Young Legal Aid Lawyers (‘YLAL’) is pleased to note that the report of the Westminster Commission on Legal Aid’s Inquiry into the Sustainability and Recovery of the Legal Aid Sector has been published today. The report makes several recommendations to revitalise legal aid services to individuals in England and Wales.

YLAL statement on the Government proposal to remove the means test for legal aid inquests

Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) is pleased to note the Government’s announcement, as part of their response to the House of Commons Justice Committee's report the Coroner Service, that it is taking forward legislation to remove the means test for applications for Exceptional Case Funding in relation to legal aid for Inquests, for both Legal Aid Certificates and Legal Help.

SQE Fact Sheet

What is the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (‘SQE’)?

Currently the most popular route to qualification is via a qualifying law degree (‘LLB’) or Graduate Diploma in Law (‘GDL’), followed by the Legal Practice Course (‘LPC’) and a two-year training contract with Professional Skills Course.