Not sure who to vote for on the 12th of December? If justice is a burning issue for you (as it is for us) then read this helpful summary prepared by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid which summarises what all the main parties have said, or pledged, on justice issues and legal [...]
Join now and save on our Early Bird offer It's time for LAPG Members to renew their membership for 2020. Our membership period is annual and starts on 1 January 2020. We're currently running an Early Bird offer, with significant discounts across all of our membership tiers. It has been another incredibly busy year [...]
In recent weeks we have been working with a group of experienced legal aid lawyers to try to get a better understanding of what appears to be a growing and pressing problem: the apparent ‘culture of refusal’ within the LAA. We have agreed that to gauge the extent of this issue we need a [...]
All LAPG Members are cordially invited to attend our Annual General Meeting: Thursday, 3 October 2019 5.00-6.00pm Conference Aston, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET This year’s AGM marks a significant milestone in LAPG’s development. Following a comprehensive governance review we are seeking to create new and strengthen existing governance processes. We will be asking members to pass [...]
The winners of the 2019 LALY awards we announced at a ceremony in central London last night. Read our official press release here for all the details.
The shortlist for this year's Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards has been announced. As always, the finalists are an incredible group of legal aid lawyers and organisations, showcasing the life-changing work of those working in publicly-funded legal advice. For more information and a full list of finalists read the our press release here. [...]
Nominations for the 17th Legal Aid Practitioners Group Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards are now open. Nomination period ends 30 April; winners to be announced at awards at ceremony on 10 July in central London. Download the full press release here Download the Flyer here The 2019 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year [...]
Press Release Ministry of Justice’s Post-Implementation Review of Part 1 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) The report is an overdue recognition of the crisis in access to justice, triggered by LASPO. Many of the recommendations for the future are positive, but much more is needed to remedy the [...]