Magee review: YLAL response

The Ministry of Justice has announced yet another review of legal aid, the Magee review. See http://www.justice.gov.uk/news/newsrelease131009a.htm

YLAL includes both criminal and civil practitioners. We welcome any endeavour to protect both the civil and criminal budgets. But we continue to believe that there should be no cap. Rather, adequate access to justice for both those with civil and criminal legal problems must be available when needed and administered by a truly independent body.

YLAL responds to Jackson report on costs, 31 July 2009

Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) has today responded to Lord Justice Jackson’s preliminary report on civil litigation costs, expressing dismay at its proposal to introduce fixed costs in certain housing cases.

LSC responds to civil bid consultation

Young Legal Aid Lawyers “gutted” by LSC U-turn on supervisor ratios that may have disastrous impact on quality for clients

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