LAPG is a membership body representing the interests of legal aid practitioners in England and Wales and the clients they serve. LAPG believes that access to justice is a fundamental right and as such we campaign for a fair, comprehensive and accessible legal aid scheme.
In recent years we have worked closely with other representative bodies to raise awareness about the importance of legal aid and the work of legal aid practitioners. We have raised 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. We have also supported Members to help them understand the complexities of the system and ensure that legal aid is sustainable. We provide training, assist with operational issues, provide resources and give practitioners a collective voice with government.
Why not download a copy of our 2016 Annual Review for more information about our objectives, our achievements and our plans for the future.