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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

31 03, 2022

LAPG publishes the findings of the 2021 Legal Aid Census

2022-03-31T09:30:39+01:00March 31st, 2022|

LAPG publishes the Legal Aid Census – the first piece of research of its kind to look at the social justice sector as a whole. Unique research tells the story of legal aid lawyers across England and Wales - from entry to the profession, throughout their careers, and beyond. As legal aid deserts spread throughout [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]