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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: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

20 01, 2022

LAPG publishes response to MOJ consultation on the future of housing possession duty schemes

2022-01-25T11:38:33+00:00January 20th, 2022|

We have today published our response to the Ministry of Justice's consultation: Housing Legal Aid: the way forward - A consultation on the future of the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme. In our response we acknowledge the positive and constructive concepts mooted by the MOJ to improve both the long-term viability of duty schemes and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

18 06, 2020

LAPG Response to the LAA Consultation: Amendments to the Cost Assessment Guidance (to Facilitate LAA Assessment of all Civil Bills)

2020-06-18T20:01:52+01:00June 18th, 2020|

The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on the functioning of the court system, with all courts initially closing and then a partial and gradual resumption of hearings in different geographic and practice areas.  Over the past few months, some have re-opened but with limited capacity to manage the backlog of cases.  One [...]