13 07, 2023

Legal aid community celebrates its heroes at central London ceremony last night

2023-07-13T14:51:55+01:00July 13th, 2023|

Family of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life after viewing online material 'romanticising self-harm', their lawyers and those providing IT and media support, received LALY judges' top accolade. Deighton Pierce Glynn named Legal Aid Firm of the Year for its 'life-saving work' for former MoD interpreters in Afghanistan at risk from Taliban [...]

19 05, 2023

LAPG announces shortlist for 2023 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards

2023-05-24T21:04:56+01:00May 19th, 2023|

This year's LALY finalists include: the young barrister who founded Black Protest Legal Support; young law centre solicitor who won additional financial support to protect asylum seekers from destitution; lawyers who have brought multiple successful challenges over the British government's refusal to relocate Afghan nationals at risk from the Taliban. Legal Aid Practitioners Group [...]

27 02, 2023

LAPG opens nominations for the 2023 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards!

2023-02-27T14:41:51+00:00February 27th, 2023|

Nominations close: 24 April 2023; winners announced: 12 July.   Legal Aid Practitioners Group is proud to launch the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) awards, the only annual event solely dedicated to celebrating the work of grassroots social justice lawyers. This year marks the 21st anniversary of these non-profit-making awards; and we are [...]

19 05, 2022

LAPG announces shortlist for 2022 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards

2022-05-19T12:37:18+01:00May 19th, 2022|

The lawyer acting for an autistic teenager denied a potentially life-saving kidney transplant; one of the defence solicitors in the Colston Four case; and the first UK university advice clinic to secure a legal aid contract, are among the 29 individuals and six organisations selected as LALY22 finalists. New for LALY22: Legal Aid Support Staffer [...]

19 05, 2021

LAPG announces Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards 2021 finalists

2021-05-19T08:01:16+01:00May 19th, 2021|

A housing barrister who is playing a leading role in challenging 'No DSS' landlords; and a solicitor who defended the parents of 'Jihadi Jack' Letts, have been honoured by this year's LALY awards judges. The pair are among 26 individuals and nine organisations chosen as finalists in the Legal Aid Practitioners Group 2021 Legal Aid [...]

21 02, 2021

LAPG’s 2021 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards are now open.

2021-02-24T17:28:53+00:00February 21st, 2021|

Nominations close on 19 April; new award category for this year: Disability Rights. Winners of the 12 awards will be announced on 6 July at a virtual ceremony to be broadcast online. The 2021 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) awards have been launched by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group, with awards in 12 [...]

8 02, 2021

LAPG Annual Legal Aid Conference – 22-26 February 2021

2021-02-08T16:51:36+00:00February 8th, 2021|

Join us for LAPG's first foray into a fully digital conference. With a superb mix of workshops delivering practitioner-focused content. We have a packed calendar of events to help you develop new skills and refine your existing ones, sessions to enable you to feed into policy development and social events. With launch and closing [...]

9 07, 2020

LAPG hosts first-ever ‘virtual’ Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards to honour social justice champions

2020-07-10T15:12:30+01:00July 9th, 2020|

LAPG's ground-breaking 'lockdown LALYs' were broadcast on social media, with the award winners joining the live event, via video link. The Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards are into their 18th year, but Covid-19 restrictions meant the 2020 event had to re-thought from scratch. LAPG CEO Chris Minnoch says: 'We decided soon after [...]

19 06, 2020

LAPG makes four special awards, to honour the ‘social justice heroes of the pandemic’

2020-06-19T10:04:58+01:00June 19th, 2020|

'We are proud to recognise colleagues whose decisive actions at the start of the outbreak and since have helped save many lives,' says LAPG CEO Chris Minnoch. Three individuals and one organisation are being recognised by LAPG during this uniquely challenging year (further details about each winner, below): - Richard Atkinson, partner at Tuckers [...]