Articles Archive

Below are all our previously published articles and news items - blog posts will be included here too.

There are also 2 wordpress blog sites which we previously used and for whom content is still available, although they are not currently being updated:

View from the Gravy Train

Thanks 2 Legal Aid

More High Court Challenges to the legal aid cuts

Post date: 8th of October 2011

This week a further two legal challenges have been made to the forthcoming cuts to legal aid.


Riot Cases meeting for defence lawyers

Post date: 6th of October 2011


Family & housing LSC contract bid opens

Post date: 21st of September 2011

The latest bid round for organisations to tender for family and family with housing legal aid work is taking place. Organisations have until 12 noon on Monday 3 October to submit their bids.

As the bid has to be submitted via an incredibly complex and confusing e-tendering portal, don't be surprised if your boss asks you for help with the IT side of things!

See the LSC website for more details:


Sound off for Justice roadshows

Post date: 21st of September 2011

The Law Society's Sound off for Justice campaign is going around the country hosting events for campaigners and members of the public to learn more about the legal aid bill and how to campaign against the cuts.

To see whether they're coming to a "town near you" see the Sound off... blog here:


Memorandum of Evidence published

Post date: 14th of September 2011

YLAL's memorandum of evidence to the Bill Committee has been published on the Parliament website. Read it here.

A pdf version of the document can be downloaded here.


Shelter briefing to legal aid bill committee

Post date: 4th of September 2011

Law For All goes into administration on 28 July 2011

Post date: 5th of August 2011
YLAL is concerned that another large legal aid provider has been forced to close its doors.

YLAL proposes amendments to Legal Aid Bill

Post date: 18th of July 2011

YLAL has submitted a number of amendments to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill to be considered by the Bill Committee.

We will be submitting detailed written evidence to the Committee later in the summer, but in the meantime, in order to complement the work of other groups, we have focused our amendments on: