Yearly Archives: 2017

13 06, 2017

LAPG writes to the new Lord Chancellor

2017-06-13T15:12:42+01:00June 13th, 2017|

LAPG Co-Chairs, Jenny Beck and Nicola Mackintosh, QC (Hon) and LAPG Director, Carol Storer OBE, have written to the Right Hon David Lidington following his appointment as Lord Chancellor.   13 June 2017 Dear The Right Hon David Lidington MP, We congratulate you on being appointed Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice. We would welcome the [...]

18 05, 2017

LALY Awards 2017 – Shortlist Announced!!!

2017-06-13T15:02:04+01:00May 18th, 2017|

We are delighted to announce the finalists for the 2017 LALY awards.  We received many exceptional nominations and the finalists are of the highest calibre. Full details of all the finalists are contained with the official press release here. This year’s ceremony will take place at etc.venues in central London on 5th of July. To purchase tickets [...]

24 02, 2017

Welcome changes imminent to DV regulations

2017-06-13T15:02:41+01:00February 24th, 2017|

After years of campaigning and litigation the government now seems ready to introduce much-needed changes to the regulations limiting access to legal aid for victims of domestic abuse.  The Guardian has trailed MOJ plans to remove the time limit and expand the types of acceptable evidence of abuse, which would increase access to legal aid to [...]

20 02, 2017

CCMS survey – please help us understand how to improve CCMS

2017-06-13T15:02:57+01:00February 20th, 2017|

We’ve launched a survey to capture user experiences of CCMS.  Our members are consistently telling us of issues they experience with the system.  We also know that a large number of applications are being processed.  We’d like to hear from anyone who is using the system so that we can analyse what needs to be [...]

20 02, 2017

Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards 2017 – nominations now open!

2017-02-20T10:17:51+00:00February 20th, 2017|

  Nominations for the 15th Legal Aid Practitioners Group Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards are now open.   Following success last year, sponsorship for popular Legal Aid Newcomer award to be raised through crowdfunding again.   Nomination period ends 28 April; Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE to present awards at ceremony on 5 July [...]