21 02, 2024

LAPG submits its response to the MOJ RoCLA Call for Evidence

2024-02-26T11:54:42+00:00February 21st, 2024|

On 21 February 2024 we submitted our response to the Ministry of Justice's Review of Civil Legal Aid Call for Evidence. Our response provides a detailed explanation of the myriad issues undermining the ability of legal aid practitioners to meet the needs of clients. In particular, we focused on the following key, overarching issues: [...]

12 04, 2021

LAPG launches 2021 Legal Aid Census ‘to show true state of social justice sector’

2021-04-12T11:56:09+01:00April 12th, 2021|

Lawyers across England and Wales are urged to 'stand up and be counted', by taking part in a unique drive to gather data from the legal aid front line. LAPG survey has been devised in conjunction with leading legal academics from Newcastle University Law School, Cardiff University and University College London who will be analysing [...]

27 05, 2020

LAPG COVID-19 Email Support Service – FAQs Edition 1 (25 May 2020)

2020-05-27T00:03:56+01:00May 27th, 2020|

We have released the first set of FAQs submitted to our COVID-19 email support service.  The FAQ document has been designed as a resource for legal aid practitioners to keep up to date with and understand the practical application of the many measures that have been introduced or relaxed in response to the crisis. [...]

31 03, 2020

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 [...]

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 [...]