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Submit your LALY 2018 nomination here by 10 April 2018


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 our 2017 Manifesto for Legal Aid for a full outline of what we believe government must do to fix our broken system.

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.

Why not download a copy of our 2016 Annual Review for more information about our objectives, our achievements and our plans for the future.

Join Us, Help Fight for Legal Aid and Access to Justice


Become a member of LAPG

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. 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.

For more information visit the Membership page.

Management Training

The LAPG Certificate in Practice Management

Do you manage a busy legal practice or a team of over-stretched lawyers and caseworkers?  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.  We know that lawyers struggle for both the time and money to access quality training so we’ve developed our CPM to address these issues and give you the skills and resources you need to succeed.  For more information download a copy of the course programme. The current course started on the 27th of October 2017.  The next three sessions can all be attended on a one-off basis.


LAPG Annual Conference & Annual Dinner

© Copyright: Robert Aberman

The 2017 LAPG Conference took place in London on 6 October 2017, with a pre-conference dinner for conference delegates and non-delegates on 5 October 2017.  Many thanks to Herbert Smith Freehills for hosting the conference.

We would like to thank the Conference sponsors – DNA Legal, John M Hayes, Tikit, Add10 – and to Dinner and Conference sponsors Accesspoint.


LALY Awards 2018 – Nominations now open!

© Robert Aberman – Photographer

We are delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the 2018 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards.

Nominations close on 10 April 2018 and the winners will be announced at the ceremony on 17 July 2018.

Want to support the LALYs?  You can donate via our crowd funding page to show your support for the Newcomer award and tickets can be bought here.

See our official press release for full details.