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:
General Election 2019: #3Pledges4JusticePost date: 22nd of November 2019
With the General Election taking place on 12 December 2019, we need to put justice on the election agenda. With this in mind, we are launching a new campaign: #3Pledges4Justice.
We are asking all Parliamentary candidates to support 3 key pledges for a fairer justice system:Read more...
MP for Aldridge-Brownhills visits Southwark Law CentrePost date: 19th of October 2019
On Monday 14 October, Wendy Morton MP visited Southwark Law Centre as part of our TakeYourMPtoWork campaign. Wendy is Under-Secretary of State for Justice.
Consultation on Children Cases in the Family CourtPost date: 29th of September 2019
In Autumn 2018 the President of the Family Division invited Mr Justice Keehan (public law) and Mr Justice Cobb (private law), to lead two cross-professional Working Groups, to look at practices and processes in these two areas. On 29 September 2019, YLAL responded to the Interim Reports on public and private law.
You can read our responses to this consultation below.
MP for Lewisham West and Penge visits Lewisham Southwark Law CentrePost date: 26th of September 2019
On 19 September 2019, Ellie Reeves MP visited Lewisham Southwark Law Centre.
Ellie said, of her visit:
Great to spend yesterday morning with Lewisham Southwark Law Centre as part of the #TakeYourMPtoWork campaign.
The team do fantastic legal aid work and we discussed the range of casework issues Lewisham residents are facing.
Solicitors Qualifying ExaminationPost date: 7th of September 2019
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has been consultating on its new Solicitors Qualifying Examination ('SQE').
SQE will be the new way for people to qualify as solicitors. It will be introduced by Autumn 2021.Read more...
Legal aid news: July 2019Post date: 4th of September 2019
Welcome to our update of the latest legal aid and access to justice news from July 2019.
Celebrating 70 years of legal aid: On 30 July 1949 the Legal Aid and Advice Act received royal assent, creating the legal aid scheme. The 30 July 2019 therefore saw the 70th anniversary of this important step in the campaign for access to justice. In order to celebrate and highlight the significance of this milestone, the Justice Alliance organised a large gathering outside the Ministry of Justice.Read more...
SRA Consultation ResponsePost date: 30th of August 2019
On 30 August 2019, YLAL responded to the consultation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) on the pilot for Part 1 of the Solicitor's Qualifying Exam (SQE).
You can read our response to this consultation below.
Chesterfield MP visits Law CentrePost date: 18th of August 2019
Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield visited Derbyshire Law Centre on 6 August 2019.
Toby said about his visit:Read more...
Ealing MP visits Law CentrePost date: 18th of August 2019
Rupa Huq MP for Ealing Central and Acton visited Ealing Law Centre on 9 August 2019:
The morning was spent discussing legal aid.
Ealing Law Centre said:Read more...