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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 writes for Solicitor's Journal

YLAL now write a regular feature for Young Lawyer and Solicitor's Journal updating on government reforms to legal aid, and developments in the profession from a junior lawyer's perspective. See our recent articles here:

Young Lawyers want a say on the future (cover story) March 2015

LAPG conference report

YLAL committee members Deena Blacking and Simao Paxi-Cato report back from the Legal Aid Practitioners Group conference for the online journal Legal Voice:

http://www.legalvoice.org.uk/2014/10/22/lapg-conference-legal-aid-and-su...

 

View from the gravy train

A View From the Gravy Train is a new blog showcasing anonymous “a day in the life” stories submitted by legal aid lawyers. The purpose is to dispel the myth that legal aid lawyers are getting fat off legal aid.
 

Carers Watch blog post

Carita Thomas has written an update on the legal aid bill for the Carers Watch blog site

http://carerwatch.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/legal-aid-bill-goes-into-the-...

Quakers Asylum & Refugee Network article

Carita Thomas has written "Vulnerable Children will lose access to justice with cuts to legal aid" for the website of the Quakers Asylum and Refugee Network

http://www.qarn.org.uk/homepage/2011/12/18/vulnerable-children-will-lose...

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