Press releases and consultation responses
Since YLAL was established in April 2005, we have produced substantive responses and evidence to virtually all consultations, committees and organisations concerned with legal aid. All of our responses and accompanying press releases can be downloaded on this page.
Social mobilty report – Feb 2010 – In line with the government’s ‘national crusade’ on social mobility, YLAL has carried out its own investigations within the legal aid sector. Our report shows that the legal aid sector could become pale and stale. Read the report here.
Read article in Law Society Gazette here
Read article in Guardian here
YLAL response to Lord Justice Jackson’s prelimimary report on civil litigation costs – 31 July 2009 — Authors: Katie Brown (Pierce Glynn Solicitors) and Annabel Kennedy (Fisher Meredith LLP)
YLAL response to LSC consultation on prison law funding as submitted on 5 May 2009: RESPONSE DOC
YLAL’s initial response to the Best Value Tendering consultation can be found here. To help us prepare, we have produced a summary of what the consultation paper says which can be downloaded here! The full consultation paper is available at: https://consult.legalservices.gov.uk/inovem/consult.ti/bestvaluetendering/consultationHome
YLAL’s response to ‘Creating a Quality Assurance Scheme for Publicly funded Criminal Defence Advocates’ (17th September 2007) can be read here. The consultation concerns the method by which defence advocates in the future will be measured for quality and could have serious implications for lawyers at the start of their careers hoping to progress. The letter to YLAL from Lord Carter referred to in our response can be read here and follow the link below for our Developing New Lawyers paper. The original consultation can be viewed at http://www.justice.gov.uk/docs/consult-qual-assurance.pdf
Developing legal aid lawyers: YLAL submissions on how to ensure the next generation of qualified, dedicated legal aid lawyers has been submitted to the Legal Services Commission and the Ministry of Justice. The paper outlines the problems faced by new lawyers entering legal aid and suggests a number of ways in which Government can help with this problem. Read the full paper here!
YLAL’s press release for the 19th March Rally
YLAL’s press release in response to the first Carter report: February 2006
YLAL’s response to the Legal Service Commission’s "Making Legal Rights a Reality".and press release: October 2005
YLAL’s response to the Law Society’s "Qualifying as a solicitor – a framework for the future: A Consultation paper": July 2005