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Gemma on the Magna Carta

Magna Carta stands for justice - not further cuts
30 June 2015

GEMMA BLYTHE_YOUNG LEGAL AID LAWYERS

YLAL Statement on criminal legal aid

YLAL is concerned that the government has decided to proceed with plans to cut criminal legal aid by a further 8.75%, introduce dual contracts for Duty and Own Client work and restrict the number of Duty contracts available to 527 without any further consultation with the profession, other than an email 48 hours before the cuts were announced, asking for information to be provided within 24 hours on the impact on firms of the initial 8.75% cut. This can in no way be seen to be a proper consultation.

YLAL Event, 08.07.2015

On Wednesday 8 July 2015 at 6 pm, we will be meeting at Brick Court Chambers for an exciting talk by barristers Paul Bowen QC (Brick Court Chambers), Alison Pickup (Doughty Street Chambers) and solicitor Roopa Tanna (Islington Law Centre). 

Our 10 year event

 

Our 10 year anniversary event

 

Join the YLAL Committee

Please note that applications have now closed. We will update news and in jobs and opps when further opportunities are available. Thank you to those who have contacted us regarding joining the YLAL Committee. We will be in touch in due course. 

 

Getting into legal aid

We found this from our social mobility in the legal aid profession report launch in 2013. Watch video clips of speakers and read the report of the event:

https://legalaidwatch.wordpress.com/tag/raphael-rowe/

Read the report we were launching here:

http://www.younglegalaidlawyers.org/onestepforwardtwostepsback

Farewell to Grayling 05.05

We hope you can support this event on 5th May organised by the Justice Alliance.

Trainee Minimum Salary

Following the abolition of the minimum salary for trainee solicitors in August 2014, the Junior Lawyers Division have successfully championed the Law Society to consider reintroducing a recommended salary.

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