12/06/2019 - 16:45 APPG Meeting on the Criminal Legal Aid Review

The APPG on Legal Aid was delighted to host Jelena Lentzos, Head of Criminal Legal Aid Policy and Sustainable Markets at the Ministry of Justice, who heads up the review, Richard Atkins QC, Chair of The Bar Council, Simon Davis, Vice-President of The Law Society, Greg Powell, immediate past President of the London Criminal Courts Solicitor Association and Emma Fenn, a junior criminal barrister from Garden Court Chambers. They all spoke passionately about the changes that the review needed to make to the system in order for it to be fit for purpose,

10/06/2019 - 16:45 Joint APPG Meeting with the APPG on Pro Bono and PLE on Public Awareness of Legal Aid

Speakers included Guardian journalist Owen Bowcott, Alex Scott, Head of Legal Support Policy at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Lisa Wintersteiger, Chief Executive at Law for Life, David Greene Deputy Vice-President of The Law Society and LAG’s Interim Director Carol Storer. As legal correspondent for the Guardian, Mr Bowcott has covered legal aid stories for over eight years.