The 2016 LALY finalists have been announced!  Full details and the official press release here

The 2016 LALYs will be held on Thursday 7th July at Etc Venues 155 Bishopsgate London.  Please join us for an evening of celebration of the work of often-unsung legal aid heroes working to protect the rights of some of the most vulnerable in society.  Tickets are now on sale here 


This year we are celebrating the achievements of legal aid lawyers in the following award categories:

Children’s Rights – Sponsored by Accesspoint

Criminal Defence – Sponsored by CILEx

Family Legal Aid – Sponsored by Resolution

Family Mediation – Sponsored by Resolution

Mental Health – Sponsored by DG Legal

Public Law – Sponsored by Irwin Mitchell

Legal Aid Newcomer – Sponsored by Friends of LALY16*

Social and Welfare – Sponsored by Tikit

Legal Aid Barrister – Sponsored by The Bar Council

Legal Aid Firm / Not-for-Profit Agency – Sponsored by The Law Society

Access to Justice through IT – Sponsored by The Legal Education Foundation

Outstanding Achievement – Sponsored by Matrix

Many thanks to all our sponsors, without whom the LALYs would not be possible!  Thank you also to our media partner, Legal Action Group.

* For the first time, the Legal Aid Newcomer award has been sponsored by Friends of LALY16 – thank you to all those who contributed to our Crowdfunding campaign.


For an overview of the 2015 LALY awards ceremony, with details of the winners and finalists, see here.