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We have published our Manifesto for Legal Aid 2017.

Download a copy here and lobby your local MP for change!

LAPG – Representing Legal Aid Practitioners

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.

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

Membership

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.

Events

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.

Awards

LALY Awards 2017 – Winners Announced!!!

© Robert Aberman – Photographer

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 LALY awards.  The finalists were of the highest calibre. Full details of all the winners are contained in the official press release here.