Nominations are now close for the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2024

The judging panel will be meeting in May. We will shortly after publish the press release with all finalists

Learn more about this year’s awards here

LAPG – Representing Legal Aid Practitioners

LAPG is a membership body representing legal aid practitioners in England and Wales and the clients they serve. We believe that access to justice is a fundamental right and as such we campaign for a fair, comprehensive and accessible legal aid scheme.

We work closely with other representative bodies to raise awareness about the importance of legal aid and the work of legal aid practitioners. We raise concerns with government about policy and operational issues in an effort to improve the current system which excludes some of the most vulnerable members of society. Download a copy of the October 2021 Westminster Commission on Legal Aid’s report for a detailed exposition of the issues across the broken legal aid system. We fully endorse the Commission’s recommendations for increasing access for clients and improving sustainability for providers.

We also support Members to understand the complexities of the system and improve their sustainability. We provide training, assist with operational issues, provide resources and give practitioners a collective voice with government.

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LAPG represents practitioners across England and Wales. We campaign on behalf of our membership and have ongoing dialogue with the LAA and MOJ to raise issues of concern to legal aid practitioners – solicitors, barristers, legal executives, caseworkers, costs lawyers – anyone working in and delivering legal aid services. Members of LAPG receive regular updates about developments in the operation of the legal aid scheme and policy issues. Members have access to discounted training courses and events such as our well-regarded annual conference.

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Management Training

Training legal aid managers and leaders

Do you manage a busy legal practice or a team of over-stretched lawyers and caseworkers? Are you in a leadership position in a not-for-profit? Have you just started your first management role? Then you probably know how difficult it is to find the time to undertake the training you need to be an effective manager and leader. We know that lawyers struggle for both the time and money to access quality training so we’ve developed our CPM and MLP courses to address these issues and give you the skills and resources you need to succeed.

Dates have been set for our 2023 courses.

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The 2024 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards

Nominations for LALY24 are now close. The judging panel will be meeting in May. Look out for the press release with all finalists

For more information, please visit our dedicated LALY page.


LAPG 2023 Conference

Photo: Richard Gray

We were delighted to host our Annual Conference in-person on the 9th of November at University College London.

There was a mix of plenary sessions and workshops, with policy, campaigning and operational matters under the microscope.

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