ylal’s response to the delay in the provision of SQE2 exams”

Young Legal Aid Lawyers (‘YLAL’)  has been made aware of an informal announcement by the SRA and Kaplan (who are responsible for assessing SQE examinations), which will mean a delay to many hoping to sit the SQE2 examinations scheduled for October 2022. This was communicated throughread more

Creating a diverse profession with lawyers equipped for the modern legal market

This article was guest-written by Craig Tickner, the President of CILEX (the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) . Around 21% of solicitors and 34% of barristers attended fee-paying schools, compared to 7% of the general population. More than half have parents with degree-level qualifications, compared to 19% in theread more

Third YLAL Covid-19 Report

On 8th February 2022, Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) published its third and final report on the impact of Covid-19 on its members’ working lives. The report constitutes results from a survey that was conducted between 29th November 2021 and 20th December 2021 which weread more

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 ofread more

Does Judicial Diversity Matter?

We are grateful to Amany for this piece, who is a YLAL member and currently undertaking work experience to save up for her upcoming Bar course.On 17 September 2020, the Ministry of Justice published its most recent statistics on the diversity of the judiciary. Theread more

Legal Aid and access to justice post COVID-19

This piece was written by YLAL members Chloe Darcy and Ella Cornwall.How does Legal Aid need to be reformed in order to ensure access to justice in a post COVID-19 society?The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on society are on-going and serious. Public services areread more