9 03, 2023

The Fragility of Civil Legal Aid by Matthew Howgate

2023-03-09T14:13:29+00:00March 9th, 2023|

“At the heart of any review of the civil legal aid scheme should be the simple principle that legal aid should always pay enough to cover costs and, if possible, allow just a little profit to invest in its future.” By Matthew Howgate FCMI, Organisation Development Consultant and Head of the LAPG Management & Leadership [...]

14 07, 2022

LAPG Announces Winners of the 2022 LALY Awards

2022-07-14T13:58:10+01:00July 14th, 2022|

Legal Aid Practitioners Group announces winners of 2022 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards at first in-person ceremony since 2019. 'Revered' housing barrister; solicitor acting in Colston 4 case; and lawyer specialising in 'Kafkaesque' Special Immigration Appeals Commission work honoured by LALY judges. Campaign group Young Legal Aid Lawyers and Marcia Willis Stewart QC [...]

28 02, 2022

Nominations now open for the 2022 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards

2022-02-28T12:58:41+00:00February 28th, 2022|

LAPG opens nominations for its 20th 'legal aid Oscars'! Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards mark 20th anniversary, with return to an in-person ceremony, after 2 years' of virtual events. Nominations close: 25 April 2022; new award category for LALY22:  legal aid support staffer. Legal Aid Practitioners Group is proud to launch the 2022 [...]

9 11, 2021

We are recruiting! Join us to support the training and development of specialist legal practitioners

2021-11-09T10:53:40+00:00November 9th, 2021|

We have today launched two concurrent recruitment processes to find project management specialists to deliver and expand our learning and development offer for legal professionals. We are seeking two Service Co-ordinators to manage our training and support services. While the two posts will work closely together, one will co-ordinate our existing programme with a focus [...]

20 10, 2021

Westminster Commission on Legal Aid report launch: recommendations to improve the sustainability of legal aid

2021-11-09T10:31:26+00:00October 20th, 2021|

The Westminster Commission on Legal Aid, created by a cross-party panel of parliamentarians under the auspices of the APPG on Legal Aid, has published its report and recommendations after a year-long Inquiry into the state of the legal aid sector. The Commission has set out a series of practical and necessary reforms that the government [...]

7 07, 2021

LAPG announces the winners of the 2021 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards

2021-07-09T11:25:55+01:00July 7th, 2021|

LAPG hosts the second 'lockdown LALY awards' to celebrate the vital work of social justice lawyers during the pandemic. Winners at last night's awards include solicitor and barrister duo behind successful challenges to Home Office 'No Recourse to Public Funds' policy. Adam Hundt, from Deighton Pierce Glynn, and Alex Goodman, from Landmark Chambers, were named [...]

2 04, 2020

LAPG launches new COVID-19 support service for legal aid providers

2020-04-02T14:52:58+01:00April 2nd, 2020|

Service is free and open to all legal aid providers for business continuity and LAA contract compliance issues arising directly from the COVID-19 crisis LAPG has launched a dedicated email support service for legal aid providers. The service has been created with support from The Legal Education Foundation to assist with LAA contract compliance [...]

22 03, 2020

Latest LAPG Update – COVID-19 and the legal aid sector

2020-03-22T21:01:51+00:00March 22nd, 2020|

We have published our latest update, usually restricted to LAPG members, because it is critical at this time that practitioners from across the sector have access to as much information as possible. If you have any questions or comments about the content of the update please contact us: office@lapg.co.uk Download LAPG Update 8 of [...]