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Lalys 2017-06-13T16:30:00+00:00

We are delighted to announce the finalists for the 2017 LALY awards.  We received many exceptional nominations and the finalists are of the highest calibre. Full details of all the finalists are contained with the full press release here.

The awards ceremony takes place in London on Wednesday, 5 July 2017. The awards will be presented by Baroness Doreen Lawrence and will recognise the achievements of solicitors, barristers, caseworkers and teams delivering legal aid services.

To purchase tickets visit our Eventbrite page.  Book your tickets now for what promises to be a truly inspirational evening celebrating some of the many lawyers working tirelessly at the coalface of legal aid.

This year we are celebrating the achievements of legal aid lawyers in the following award categories:

Children’s Rights – Sponsored by CILEx

Criminal Defence – Sponsored by DG Legal

Family Private (including Mediation) – Sponsored by Resolution

Family Public – Sponsored by Resolution

 Immigration and Asylum – Sponsored by Accesspoint

Public Law – Sponsored by Irwin Mitchell

Legal Aid Newcomer – Sponsored by Friends of LALY17*

Social and Welfare – Sponsored by Tikit

Legal Aid Barrister – Sponsored by The Bar Council

Legal Aid Firm / Not-for-Profit Agency – Sponsored by The Law Society

Access to Justice through IT – Sponsored by The Legal Education Foundation

Outstanding Achievement – Sponsored by Matrix

Please read the LALY Guidance Notes before making a nomination.

Many thanks to all our award sponsors, without whom the LALYs would not be possible!  Thank you also to our media partner, Legal Action Group, our trophy sponsors, Bidwell Henderson, and our programme sponsors, TV Edwards.

* As we did last year, the Legal Aid Newcomer award has been sponsored by Friends of LALY17

For an overview of the 2016 LALY awards ceremony, with details of the winners and finalists, see here.

For an overview of the 2015 LALY awards ceremony, with details of the winners and finalists, see here.