YLAL Meetings and Events

Coronavirus update:

Due to the unprecedented circumstances we now find ourselves in, we have taken the decision to postpone all upcoming events in person. You can find details of our previous physical meetings here

Details of our remote meetings and privacy statement are below.

Please read and share our first COVID-19 report, and our second COVID-19 report on how our practitioner members and their work have been affected. 


This page contains information about recent and upcoming YLAL meetings and events across the country. New members are always welcome to come along to our meetings. Unless stated otherwise, there is no need to confirm your attendance - just turn up. There's no obligation to talk at the meetings - just come along and observe if you've never been to a meeting before and are nervous about speaking. On the other hand if you have lots to say, feel free to come along and say it!



Remote Meetings

In these stressful times, it is more important than ever for us to make sure we are looking after of ourselves. YLAL South West recently hosted a #YLALVirtual meeting to discuss how we can take care of our wellbeing during COVID-19.

This event was hosted by our committee member Emma Trevett, and we were excited to be joined by three wonderful speakers: 

  • Joanna Fleck - Claiming Space
  • Siân Pearce - Bristol Law Centre
  • Malvika Jaganmohan - St Ives Chambers and YLAL committee

Thanks to all of them, and to our attendees.

A summary of the meeting will be available shortly. 

You can check out recordings of our previous meetings on the minutes page


Upcoming meetings

Our upcoming remote meetings will take place from 6:30pm on the following dates: 

  • Wednesday 10 June 2020 - Question Time with MPs 
  • Wednesday 24 June 2020 - Access to Justice and Legal Advice Deserts in Wales 

You can check out recordings of our previous meetings on the minutes page

Our general privacy notice for remote events can be found below. 


Wednesday 10 June 2020: Question Time with MPs

More details coming soon, but for now - save the date! 

A link to access the meeting will be sent out to attendees shortly before the meeting. The host organisation will be confirmed in due course and a link to their privacy policy will be provided. If you would like confirmation of the host organsation and their privacy policy prior to booking, please do not register via Eventbrite until after the host has been confirmed. 

Our general privacy notice for remote events can be found below. 


Remote Meetings Privacy Statement

Unless stated otherwise above, YLAL will be hosting events on Zoom in conjunction with 39 Essex Chambers. You can read 39 Essex Chambers' privacy notice here.

We understand there have been some published concerns about Zoom, privacy and data, however, Zoom is a really effective environment to host meetings and seminars and we need to be practical and accessible. 

You can read Zoom’s privacy statement here and their official statement on EU GDPR compliance here.

If you are still concerned about privacy, you can take the following steps to protect yourself even further:

  • Do not install the application (nor any addons / plugins to web browser). 
  • Avoid using the service on professional devices (as far as possible).
  • Join the meeting via the web browser version: https://www.zoom.us/join.
  • Try to use a privacy protecting browser, such as Brave or Mozilla’s firefox.
  • Avoid turning on the camera if possible (and turn the camera off if you are not talking).

You can read our general privacy policy here