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Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year winners press release

2016-08-23T16:59:30+01:00August 23rd, 2016|

PRESS RELEASE Winners of 2016 Legal Aid Practitioners Group Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards announced Solicitor behind historic reversal over joint enterprise among winners, announced by Baroness Doreen Lawrence last night. Other winners included Newcomer Darragh Mackin, a 24-year-old human rights solicitor in Belfast, praised for his courage in standing up to police [...]

Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award winners announced

2016-07-11T22:17:00+01:00July 11th, 2016|

The legal aid community came together in London on 7 July 2016 to celebrate the work of an amazing group of solicitors, barristers and caseworkers, all of whom champion the needs of vulnerable clients on a daily basis. Almost 500 people attended the ceremony to celebrate the achievements of an inspiring list of finalists and [...]

LAPG launches training and support programme for NfPs

2016-06-17T10:37:42+01:00June 17th, 2016|

LAPG has been commissioned by the Legal Education Foundation to deliver a training and support programme to help NfPs develop new systems, partnerships, services and income streams.  LAPG will be drawing on the resources developed by the Future Advice Fund and other innovative projects to deliver workshops and consultancy support. The first session, on 15 July 2016 in [...]

2016 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards Finalists Announced!

2016-05-19T15:51:19+01:00May 19th, 2016|

The finalists for the 2016 Legal Aid Lawyers of the Year awards have been announced.  Full details can be found here: LALY 2016 Finalists The LALYs celebrate the incredible work of legal aid lawyers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  The winners will be announced at the LALY ceremony on 7 July 2016 in London.  [...]

Applying for Legal Aid in ‘High Profile Cases’ – LAA Procedure Document

2016-03-24T14:12:28+01:00March 24th, 2016|

This is the document referred to in the LAPG Updates 11 of 22.03.16 and 14 of 22.04.16 - Applying for Legal Aid in ‘High Profile Cases’.  This now includes both the MOJ's response to the FOI request and the LAA's 'Standard Operating Procedure for reporting and referral of High Profile Cases in Civil Case Management'. Our attention [...]

Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards – 7th July 2016

2016-01-07T16:45:02+01:00January 7th, 2016|

Nominations for the 14th Legal Aid Practitioners Group Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) awards officially open today (1 March)! The nomination form is here! This is your chance to highlight the amazing work of a colleague or firm making a real difference to access to justice. The Awards celebrate legal aid lawyers who go the extra [...]

LAPG announces dates for LAPG Certificate in Practice Management

2016-01-07T14:52:38+01:00January 7th, 2016|

LAPG will run the LAPG Certificate in Practice Management (LAPG CPM) twice in 2016. Successfully piloted in 2015, the Certificate in Practice Management combines face to face training with online learning and materials to provide an accessible and affordable management training programme for busy lawyers and practice managers. ‘I would recommend the CPM to other people, especially [...]

LAPG Annual Dinner

2015-08-13T08:57:45+01:00August 13th, 2015|

Birmingham on Thursday 8th October 2015 - 19:00 to 23:00 LAPG’s annual dinner is once again sponsored by Accesspoint and will be held at Le Truc in Birmingham. The meal is open to everyone – whether a speaker, delegate or a legal aid practitioner too busy to come to the conference the next day. Booking [...]

LAPG Annual Conference

2015-08-13T08:50:37+01:00August 13th, 2015|

Birmingham on Friday 9th October 2015 - 09:00 - 18:00 Legal Aid: The Future These are worrying times for everyone carrying out legal aid work. That sentence could have been used for any conference in the last twenty years. And may well have been. To carry out legal aid work now you have to absolutely [...]