The Post-Implementation Review of LASPO

(The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012)

  • In June 2018 LAPG worked with a number of representative and campaign groups to organise a conference around the LASPO PIR.  Attended by over 100 delegates from across the sector, and with a good presence from the MOJ, the conference considered a wide range of legal aid and access to justice issues and formulated suggested solutions to current issues.  The notes of the conference, which LAPG submitted to the LASPO Review Team, can be downloaded here (PDF, 0.9MB).
  • The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid (co-sponsored by LAPG and YLAL) conducted a survey of MP offices to gain a better understanding of the types, volumes and complexity of constituent enquiries.  The findings, a summary of which can be viewed here, were been submitted to the LASPO Review Team in September 2018 as part of their evidence gathering exercise (PDF, 0.5MB).
  • Lucy Frazer QC MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, writes to Karen Buck MP, Chair of the APPG on Legal Aid, responding to issues raised in the Westminster Hall Debate on legal aid on 4 September 2018. (17 Oct 2018 – PDF, 0.6MB)
  • Read LAPG’s Manifesto for Legal Aid (2nd Ed) for more thoughts and idea on how to improve the legal aid and justice systems.


Resource Download
Letter from NGO Consortium to former Lord Chancellor, Rt Hon David Lidington MP, 14 December 2017 Letter (PDF 0.3MB)
Letter from NGO Consortium to Justice Committee Chair, Bob Neill MP, 14 December 2017 Letter (PDF 0.3MB)
LASPO PIR Terms of Reference TOR (PDF 0.2MB)
Letter from NGOs to Lucy Frazer QC MP, 5 April 2018 Letter (PDF 0.2MB)
Minutes of meeting of NGOs, 9 April 2018 Letter (Docx 0.1MB)
Agendas of the first round of Consultative Group meetings, w/c 16 April 2018
Civil Agenda (PDF 0.3MB)
Crime Agenda (PDF 0.4MB)
Family Agenda (PDF 0.4MB)
Advice and Third Sector Agenda (PDF 0.3MB)

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23 April 2015: CLSA and LCCSA Vote for Justice Rally

23 April 2015: Young Legal Aid Lawyers tenth anniversary event

March 2015: see LAPG’s Manifesto

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill (LASPO Bill)

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