The APG on Legal Aid is co-sponsored by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG) and Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL). The APG has previously benefitted from the generous financial assistance of the Baring Foundation, and has just received additional funding from the Legal Education Foundation; both awards were made from the Future Advice Fund.
The LAPG insists on the United Kingdom providing a Legal Aid system that protects all the vulnerable in society. We will positively fight any unjust Government decisions or policies wherever that protection is threatened. We believe that any deviation of that protection undermines and manipulates the essence of a truly caring and safe democracy and demand a jurisdiction where access to justice is available to all without threat, discrimination or prejudice of any kind.Through on-going training, practical support and up-to-the-minute information, we support the delivery of high quality legal services by legal aid lawyers, whose hard work, skill and dedication are completely under valued.
Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) is a group of lawyers who are committed to practising in those areas of law, both criminal and civil, that have traditionally been publicly funded. YLAL members include students, paralegals, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers and qualified junior lawyers based throughout England and Wales. We believe that the provision of good quality publicly funded legal help is essential to protecting the interests of the vulnerable in society and upholding the rule of law.