Question Time 2009 – Thursday 15 October 2009 at 7pm

IMPORTANT: Question Time 2009 is now fully booked.  Thank you for your interest in this event, which will be filmed and posted on the YLAL channel on YouTube as soon as possible.

The first half of the event will celebrate 60 years of legal aid. We have a great line up: George Daly (College of Law) will be stepping into Michael Aspel’s shoes to examine legal aid’s ‘This is your life’ red book. His presentation will include guest appearances from figures that have contributed most to legal aid’s first 60 years.

The second half will feature our usual Question Time panel discussion. Jon Snow will chair the panel, which will comprise Lord Bach (Minister for Legal Aid), Carolyn Regan (Chief Executive of the LSC), Henry Bellingham MP (Conservative), Afua Hirsch (The Guardian) and Kat Craig (YLAL). The panel will reflect upon the last 60 years of legal aid and discuss its future, focusing on the issue of social mobility within the legal profession.

There will be the usual buffet interval and 2 CPD points will be available for attendants.


Venue: The Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University, Keyworth Street, London SE1 OAA. CLICK HERE FOR MAP. Nearest tube: Elephant and Castle (Bakerloo and Northern line)


  1. Price: Places are free (although a suggested optional donation of £5 on the night will be gratefully received).
  2. Reserve list: We will operate a reserve list and you will be notified by e-mail if a place has become available for you.
  3. No actual tickets will be sent out but your name will be listed at the door.
  4. Cancellations: if you are allocated a place but are then unable to come, please e-mail us ( so we can give your place to somebody on the reserve list.


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