Below are all our previously published articles and news items - blog posts will be included here too.
There are also 2 wordpress blog sites which we previously used and for whom content is still available, although they are not currently being updated:
Legal aid news - May 2018Post date: 27th of June 2018
Welcome to our update of the latest legal aid and access to justice news from May 2018.
Criminal legal aid: The criminal bar’s action in response to changes to the way in which criminal legal aid work by advocates is remunerated under the reformed Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS), which came into force on 1 April, dominated the legal aid news in May.Read more...
YLAL Midlands event: Women in LawPost date: 18th of June 2018
You can find our live tweeting of the Women in Law event here.
This event was hosted by KCH Garden Square Chambers in Nottingham on Wednesday 13 June. It focussed on the progression of women at the Bar, in the solicitors' profession and in the judiciary.
We were joined by:Read more...
Statement on CBA ballotPost date: 14th of June 2018
On 12 June 2018, the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) announced the result of the ballot of its members on whether to accept the government's offer of additional investment in the Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS) and bring an end to the action which began on 1 April 2018 when the reformed scheme came into operation. 51.55% voted to accept the government's offer.Read more...
Legal aid news - April 2018Post date: 3rd of June 2018
Welcome to our update of the latest legal aid and access to justice news from April 2018.
The Fight for Social JusticePost date: 17th of May 2018
YLAL recently organised, along with the Public Law Project and Justice First Fellows, its first conference on social justice and social welfare law.
We hope that this will become an annual event, and will email our members with details of future plans.
You can find the speeches and presentations of many of our speakers below.Read more...
Time for Justice: Event and BriefingPost date: 5th of May 2018
APPG on Legal Aid - 17.04.18Post date: 25th of April 2018
APPG on Legal Aid : Post-LASPO Litigation – Where are we now?
- Olive Craig (Rights of Women on domestic violence evidence requirements)
- Simon Creighton (Founding Partner, Bhatt Murphy on legal aid for prisoners)
- Polly Brendon (Public Law Project on Exceptional Case Funding)
- Jo Cecil (Garden Court Chambers and The Criminal Bar Association)
- Matthew Shelly (Legal Aid Agency (MOJ), Deputy Director of Legal Aid and Court Fees Policy)
Legal aid news - March 2018Post date: 17th of April 2018
Welcome to our update of the latest legal aid and access to justice news from March 2018.
YLAL Social Mobility Report: On 13 March, we launched our new social mobility report – “Social Mobility in a Time of Austerity”. The report was launched online and at 6 events throughout the country in Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield.
The report identifies three key issues with social mobility in the legal aid sector:Read more...
How To... Meet With Your MPPost date: 15th of April 2018
YLAL has prepared a document for its members on How to meet with your MP, which is attached.
Thanks to YLAL's Heather Thomas and Maia Lask.Read more...
Statement on AGFS actionPost date: 29th of March 2018
YLAL statement on direct action in protest against changes to the Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS)
Young Legal Aid Lawyers today (29 March 2018) issues the attached statement, in solidarity with colleagues who have made the difficult decison to take direct action in response to changes to the way in which criminal legal aid work by advocates is remunerated under the Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS).Read more...