LALY awards 2020 launched!

2020-02-17T15:03:24+00:00February 17th, 2020|

The 2020 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards have opened for nominations! We are now accepting nominations for this year's LALY awards. Read the official press release here, which provides details of the three new award categories. This year's award ceremony takes place in central London on 7 July 2020. Ticket for the [...]

LAPG’s response to the HPCDS consultation

2020-01-07T06:42:12+00:00January 2nd, 2020|

Read LAPG's response to the Ministry of Justice consultation: ‘Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme: Towards a More Sustainable Service’ We broadly support the proposals, but raise concerns about the need for and impact of price competitive tendering on travel costs (while noting that paying travel costs is a welcome proposal) and wider concerns about [...]

LAPG Membership for 2020

2019-11-28T22:58:43+00:00November 28th, 2019|

Join now and save on our Early Bird offer It's time for LAPG Members to renew their membership for 2020. Our membership period is annual and starts on 1 January 2020.  We're currently running an Early Bird offer, with significant discounts across all of our membership tiers. It has been another incredibly busy year [...]

Notice of LAPG’s AGM – 3 October 2019 in Birmingham

2019-09-13T05:30:44+01:00September 13th, 2019|

All LAPG Members are cordially invited to attend our Annual General Meeting: Thursday, 3 October 2019 5.00-6.00pm Conference Aston, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET This year’s AGM marks a significant milestone in LAPG’s development.  Following a comprehensive governance review we are seeking to create new and strengthen existing governance processes.  We will be asking members to pass [...]

LAPG Appoints A New Leadership Team

2018-11-14T11:39:15+00:00November 14th, 2018|

With Director Carol Storer OBE stepping down on 20 November 2018, LAPG's Committee has appointed a new leadership team to steer LAPG into the future. Chris Minnoch steps up to the role of CEO, with Kate Pasfield joining from Swain & Co. to take on the role of Director of Strategy. Read the full press [...]

(Another) busy day for LAPG

2018-03-16T06:06:10+00:00March 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 [...]

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

2017-11-08T11:46:14+00:00November 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+00:00February 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 [...]