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Training in the House of Commons

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The APPG on Access to Justice provides bespoke training to MPs and their caseworkers on a range of subjects through the House of Commons Library.  Studies and research  have shown that as a consequence of the LASPO cuts there has been a huge increase in the number and complexity of legal problems that MPs are encountering in their surgeries. Our training is designed specifically with caseworkers in mind and provided by industry experts. To date, we have provided training in the following areas:

  • Legal Aid,

  • Immigration,

  • Housing Law,

  • Disability and Discrimination Law,

  • Employment Law,

  • Anti-Social Behaviour Orders and

  • Special Education Needs.

Feedback for the courses has been excellent. We have also developed courses in soft skills and interviewing techniques for new casework staff as part of the House of Commons induction process.

For further information about these courses, please check the ACT website.

We also provide briefings for individual MPs and select committees on various areas within legal aid. For further information, please contact

We were thrilled to have become official providers for the House of Commons Learning and Development team in 2019 and run training courses on for MPs and their caseworkers on the following subjects:

  • An Introduction to casework and advising constituents;

  • Housing Law (Homelessness and Possession, Disrepair, Housing Allocation and Security of Tenure);

  • Mental Health casework;

  • Community Care casework;

  •  Anti-Social Behaviour;

  • Special Education Needs;

  •  Employment law;

  • • Civil and Criminal Legal Aid.

Sessions are run both online and in-person. Do get in touch with for more details or see below for upcoming courses.

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