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.

Its now time to renew (or join) for 2020

With the new membership year upon us it is now time to renew your membership or join us to help fight for legal aid. Membership under our Early Bird offer is open to 31 January 2020 starts at just £170 for firms with 1-5 fee earners. And joining now means you’ll save a significant amount across all our membership tiers.

Join now to help us fight for legal aid in the face of the Legal Support Action Plan that arose out of the LASPO Review and the Criminal Legal Aid Review. Help us to try to make the system work for providers and to increase access to all those who need access to advice. Members receive substantial reductions when attending our conference or training events and benefit immediately from our support services. To join LAPG download a membership form below.

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 see ‘LAPG 2018 in numbers’ here for a better idea and our achievements include:

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

  • the annual conference (2018 conference in London had 180 delegates)

  • lobbying the LASPO Review team – 50 pages of submissions on how to undo the damage

  • 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 50 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

2020 Membership Fees – Early Bird Offer

Join now at a reduced rate and benefit from our support in 2020.

For the fourth year in a row we have frozen fees as we know just how tough it is to run a legal aid organisation.

No. of fee earners (includes all fee earners not just those carrying out legal aid work)Early Bird OfferStandard Fee (Jan – Dec 2020)
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