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;
On 31 July 2020, the Government established the Independent Review of Administrative Law (“the Review”), consisting of a panel of six practitioners and academics, and published its Terms of Reference (“the TOR”).
YLAL has engaged with the Ministry of Justice ('MoJ') Criminal Legal Aid Review ('CLAR') throughout the consultation process and has now responded to the consultation on the Accelerated Areas for criminal legal aid review.
You can read our response below.
This is YLAL’s response to the Civil Justice Council (‘CJC’) Rapid Consultation.
The CJC launched its consultation on 1 May 2020, against the backdrop of significant adaptations to the justice system and the format justice is delivered, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On 16 February 2020, YLAL responded to the Solicitors Regulation Authority's Survey about the Solicitors Qualifying Exam ('SQE').
SQE will be the new way for people to qualify as solicitors. It will be in place from 2021.
YLAL has been engaging throughout the SRA's Training for Tomorrow project. You can view all of YLAL's previous responses about SQE.
YLAL responds to the Ministry of Justice's consultation on the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (HPCDS), 3 January 2020.
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.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has been consultating 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.
On 30 August 2019, YLAL responded to the consultation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) on the pilot for Part 1 of the Solicitor's Qualifying Exam (SQE).
You can read our response to this consultation below.