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Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards – Finalists Announced!

2018-05-10T16:52:35+00:00 May 1st, 2018|

The shortlist for this year's Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards has been announced.  As always, the finalists are an incredible group of legal aid lawyers and organisations, showcasing the life-changing work of those working in publicly-funded legal advice. Read the full press release here.

We’ve launched our 2017 Annual Review

2018-04-27T16:47:29+00:00 April 27th, 2018|

On 26th April 2018 LAPG held a reception to launch its second Annual Review. Baroness Helena Kennedy QC spoke about the importance of legal aid work and the rule of law. She remembered once being asked if she was the barrister who represented ‘women and other criminals’. Co–chairs Jenny Beck and Nicola Mackintosh QC(Hon) referred [...]

(Another) busy day for LAPG

2018-03-16T06:06:10+00:00 March 16th, 2018|

LAPG Director Carol Storer explains what LAPG staff and Committee members (who support us in their 'spare time') do on a typical day to fight for a more accessible and sustainable legal aid system. Direct engagement with the MOJ over the LASPO review and LAA over operational issues, appearing before parliamentary committees, organising the LALY awards, delivering training, supporting [...]

LALY awards 2018 has been launched!

2018-02-12T14:34:58+00:00 February 12th, 2018|

We are delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the 2018 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards. 12 categories feature this year, and for the first time we are recognising the vital contribution made by practice managers. Read the full press release here. The press release contains full details of the award [...]

It’s a great time to join or renew LAPG membership

2017-12-19T12:21:59+00:00 December 19th, 2017|

With our new membership year commencing on the 1st of January 2018 now is the perfect time to renew your membership or join for the first time. Our members benefit from our advice, support, training, events and regular updates.  But we also play a leading role in campaigning for a fairer and more accessible legal aid system.  We [...]

APPG on Legal Aid engages MPs and their caseworkers on how to help their constituents

2017-11-08T11:46:14+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

The APPG on Legal Aid collaborated with organisations from across the advice sector to engage with MPs and their caseworkers at an event in Portcullis House on 1 November 2018.  The event was organised to introduce MPs and their caseworkers to organisations that provide training, resources and referral sources to help MPs and caseworkers provide [...]

Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards 2017 – nominations now open!

2017-02-20T10:17:51+00:00 February 20th, 2017|

  Nominations for the 15th Legal Aid Practitioners Group Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards are now open.   Following success last year, sponsorship for popular Legal Aid Newcomer award to be raised through crowdfunding again.   Nomination period ends 28 April; Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE to present awards at ceremony on 5 July [...]

The University of Law sponsors students places at our Annual Conference

2016-09-15T12:44:38+00:00 September 15th, 2016|

LAPG is delighted to announce that The University of Law will sponsor 20 student places at this year's Annual Conference in Leeds on the 7th of October.  We would like to thank The University of Law for their continued support after sponsoring places for several years. It's great to have students at the conference and they gain from [...]

We’re now taking bookings for our next intensive management course

2016-09-12T10:53:43+00:00 September 12th, 2016|

Book your place on the next round of the LAPG Certificate in Practice Management.  The course is based in London and starts on the 18th of November 2016. That session will concentrate on the crucial area of Financial Management and is followed by Business Planning and Risk Management (13 January 2017), Legal Aid Contracting and [...]

LAPG Annual Conference and Dinner 2016

2016-08-31T16:42:55+00:00 August 31st, 2016|

LAPG's annual conference takes place in Leeds on Friday 7th October and the annual dinner will be on Thursday 6th of October in Leeds. As always, the conference offers a topical and informative mix of workshops, presentations and panel discussions, all designed to bring legal aid lawyers up to date on the latest developments from [...]