LAPG - A Brief Introduction
The LAPG insists on the United Kingdom providing a Legal Aid system that protects all the vulnerable in society. We will positively fight any unjust Government decisions or policies wherever that protection is threatened.
We believe that any deviation of that protection undermines and manipulates the essence of a truly caring and safe democracy and demand a jurisdiction where access to justice is available to all without threat, discrimination or prejudice of any kind.
Through ongoing training, practical support and up-to-the-minute information, we support the delivery of high quality legal services by legal aid lawyers, whose hard work, skill and dedication are completely under valued.
Become a Member
Comprising membership of firms and not-for-profit organisations across England and Wales, LAPG is a leading representative body for the legal aid sector. We meet with the Ministry of Justice and the Legal Aid Agency to represent members' views on policy and operational issues, we run the All Party Group on Legal Aid with Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) and The Legal Aid Lawyers of the Year awards.
There are many reasons to join LAPG. Membership benefits include over 50 updates per year from LAPG Director Carol Storer, reduced rates for courses and the LAPG Annual Conference (this year in October in Leeds), answers to legal aid questions and much more. If you would like to become a member and you are part of a firm or not for profit organisation click here or if you are a barrister click here.