26 05, 2023

LAPG Statement on the Government’s published response to the Legal Aid Means Test Review

2023-05-26T16:02:51+01:00May 26th, 2023|

Following a long engagement and consultation process, the Government has now published its response to the Legal Aid Means Test Review. This sets out the changes it intends to make to the process of determining who is financially eligible to receive civil and criminal legal aid services in England and Wales. The Government has [...]

7 02, 2019

MOJ Publishes the LASPO Post-Implementation Review – Does It Go Far Enough?

2019-02-07T12:59:02+00:00February 7th, 2019|

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 [...]

17 10, 2018

LAPG Manifesto Reaches New Heights

2018-10-17T13:21:17+01:00October 17th, 2018|

Costs firm John M Hayes, great supporters of LAPG's work over many years, recently climbed Mount Snowden to raise money for access to justice and the London Legal Support Trust.  And on top of that, they lugged up copies of LAPG's Manifesto for Legal Aid!  An excellent effort by the JMH team! Read more about their [...]

9 10, 2017

LAPG launches manifesto for legal aid.

2017-10-09T06:06:26+01:00October 9th, 2017|

Legal Aid Practitioners Group sets out detailed plan for undoing damage caused by LASPO cuts. The Legal Aid Practitioners Group has drawn on the expertise and experience of its members to produce a 'pragmatic and clear' manifesto for restoring  access to justice, lost following the 2012 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act. Writing [...]

18 03, 2015

New Legal Aid Manifesto prioritises vulnerable groups in society – children, disabled people and victims of domestic violence

2015-03-18T19:16:43+00:00March 18th, 2015|

The Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG) has today launched the Manifesto for Legal Aid, which calls for immediate changes to be made to the legal aid system to improve access to justice for vulnerable groups. The Manifesto highlights those areas where changes to legal aid – particularly those brought in under the Legal Aid, Sentencing [...]