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Legal aid news - November 2017

Welcome to our update of the latest legal aid and access to justice news from November 2017.

Legal aid news - October 2017

Welcome to our update of the latest legal aid and access to justice news from September and October 2017.

Bach Report: The Right to Justice

Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) welcomes the final report of the Bach Commission on Access to Justice, published today (22 September 2017), as a vital contribution to the public debate about access to justice and legal aid.

Legal aid news - August 2017

Welcome to our summer update of the latest legal aid and access to justice news from July and August 2017.

Legal aid and Charlie Gard

Legal aid and Charlie Gard: Statement by Young Legal Aid Lawyers, 25 July 2017

Following the conclusion of the case concerning Charlie Gard and comments made in the final judgment by Mr Justice Francis on 24 July 2017, Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) has issued the attached statement concerning the financial means test for civil legal aid.

Please contact us at ylalinfo@gmail.com with any queries in relation to this statement.

Legal aid news - June 2017

Welcome to a bumper edition of the latest legal aid and access to justice news from May and June 2017.

Universal Credit Consultation

On 11 May 2017, YLAL responded to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Consultation on Legal Aid Financial Eligibility and Universal Credit. The MoJ states that it is consulting on the impact of changes to the benefits system - specifically the introduction of Universal Credit to replace a number of previous benefits - on financial eligibility for legal aid.

General Election 2017

Email to prospective MPs: General Election 2017

Ask your prospective parliamentary candidates to protect the most vulnerable in society by supporting legal aid and access to justice.

Legal aid news - April 2017

After an Easter break, welcome to a bumper edition of the latest legal aid and access to justice news from March and April 2017.

Response to LGFS Consultation

On 24 March 2017, YLAL responded to the Ministry of Justice Consultation on the Litigators’ Graduated Fee Scheme (LGFS) and Court Appointees. Our full response to the consultation is attached below.

The LGFS is the scheme through which criminal defence solicitors are paid for publicly funded work carried out in the Crown Court. The consultation proposes the following reforms to Crown Court work:

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