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Lord Chancellor responds on access to justice for people in custody during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020-05-01T12:13:14+01:00April 30th, 2020|

The Lord Chancellor has responded to a join letter from LAPG and the Association of Prison Lawyers raising concerns about practical arrangements for private legal consultations with people in custody during the current ‘lockdown’ period. During this time people in prison continue to have urgent legal matters across all areas of law that require [...]

Access to Justice for people in custody during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020-04-06T08:34:46+01:00April 6th, 2020|

LAPG and APL have written to the Lord Chancellor about practical arrangements for private legal consultations with people in custody during the current ‘lockdown’ period. During this time people in prison continue to have urgent legal matters across all areas of law that require them to have contact with their lawyers. Read the full [...]

Community Care Judicial Review and Legal Aid – The need for Delegated Functions and preventing work at risk

2020-04-06T08:09:11+01:00April 3rd, 2020|

HLPA, LCN and LAPG have written to the Ministry of Justice calling for urgent changes to the JR regulations which are impeding access to justice during these extraordinary times, putting people at risk as the Government has removed statutory duties to assess and provide care to adults and has provided local government with wide [...]

Latest LAPG Member Update (11 of 2020)

2020-04-03T11:00:10+01:00March 31st, 2020|

During these unprecedented and worrying times we are publishing some of our Member Updates as and when they contain information of general use to the sector. Update 11 of 2020 covers: LAPG requests urgent financial relief for providers from the LAA New LAPG Covid-19 helpline for legal aid providers to start imminently DG Legal [...]

Latest legal aid statistics show worrying downward trend in access

2018-12-20T19:39:27+00:00December 13th, 2018|

The government released the official legal aid statistic on 13 December 2018, brining the data set up to date to 30 September 2018. Worryingly, crime expenditure and workload have both decreased. Fewer civil legal help matters have been started, continuing the trend since the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). Mediation [...]

LAA to roll out new Provider Activity Reports

2017-12-11T11:32:41+00:00December 11th, 2017|

The LAA will shortly roll out a new report to all legal aid contract holders setting out key information about contract performance.  The LAA announcement about the new Provider Activity Report follows: Civil/crime news: rollout of contract performance reports ‘Provider Activity Reports’ (PARs) showing key contract data and highlighting performance against contractual requirements are to [...]