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Membership – “One for all and all for legal aid!”

LAPG is a membership organisation that represents and provides support for legal aid practitioners. Our Committee is drawn from legal aid practitioners across all areas of law, from right across the country and from all types of providers (small, large, NfP and ABS). As an organisation, LAPG is well known for contributing to and influencing both operational and policy matters. We are committed to access to justice and to ensuring that the legal aid scheme is accessible to as many people as possible. We also believe that the scheme itself needs to be clear and fit for purpose.

We also offer membership for barristers. In the current climate of fundamental changes to legal aid, barristers can also benefit from our specialist support services to members.

Our membership period runs from 1 January to 31 December.

For those with a legal aid contract, membership of LAPG is on an organisational rather than individual basis.  Barristers can join LAPG as individuals and we also have group membership schemes for other representative bodies.  Contact us if you have any queries about our membership schemes.

To join LAPG download a membership form below.  We’re currently offering a special Early Bird discounted membership fee to coincide with the start of the new 2018 membership period.  If you are not currently a member, join now to receive substantial reductions when attending our conference or training events and benefit immediately from our support services.

If you are a firm or not-for-profit agency, please join or renew by downloading a membership form:

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If you are an individual barrister, please download a barrister membership form:

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Please support us now and renew your membership or join LAPG

We know that you know what we do but as a quick recap – our achievements include:

  • the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards with over 450 guests

  • the annual conference (2017 conference in London had 200 delegates)

  • lobbying on the impact of LASPO and the long-awaited review

  • working with other representative bodies on the 2018 Civil contracts and tender process

  • well-attended training courses at very low fees for members on the post-LASPO world and civil tender

  • delivering our Certificate in Practice Management course for managers and future managers and our new Supervision course

  • answering numerous members’ questions to help with specific operational issues

  • supporting practices facing harsh extrapolations, contract notices and tender issues

  • numerous meetings with the LAA and MoJ, working on practical and policy issues

  • running the All Party Group on Legal Aid, in conjunction with Young Legal Aid Lawyers, and running training events for MPs and Councillors

  • around 60 members’ updates each year, keeping members up to date on important policy and operational issues

  • working with other organisations to effect change – lobbying, operational issues, CCMS, DV gateway, Crime and Civil consultations…

  • communicating the value of Legal Aid work to students at universities and colleges and talking realistically about their career options

2018 Membership Fees – Early Bird Offer – join or renew by 31 January 2018 to benefit from a substantial discount

No. of fee earners (includes all fee earners not just those carrying out legal aid work) Early Bird offer (up to 31 Jan 2018) Standard Fee (Jan – Dec 2018)
1 – 5 fee earners £170.00 £195.00
6 – 10 fee earners £250.00 £295.00
11 – 20 fee earners £360.00 £425.00
21 – 30 fee earners £470.00 £575.00
31 – 50 fee earners £590.00 £675.00
51+ fee earners £690.00 £775.00
Non-contract holding rate £275.00 £350.00