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Who we are

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Secretariat support for the APPG on Access to Justice is provided by Legal Aid Practitioners Group


Legal Aid Practitioners Group is a membership body representing legal aid lawyers and the clients they serve in England and Wales. Constituted in 1984, it is one of four bodies officially appointed to formally consult with Government on all legal aid contracting issues. Members are given the opportunity to directly input into our policy work, consultations, surveys and other work to improve the legal aid scheme and receive regular updates about important legal aid issues, operational matters, news and events. We also host conferences and training courses on legal aid, practice management, supervision, income maximisation and mental wellbeing. With a Committee comprised of experienced lawyers and managers with expertise in all areas of legal aid, LAPG focusses on supporting legal aid professionals and the promotion of legal aid as a fundamental pillar of the justice system. We influence parliamentarians by providing the joint secretariat service for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid.  And we celebrate the incredible impact of legal aid lawyers by running the annual Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards.

For more information about LAPG, please click here.

We acknowledge with thanks grant funding from The Legal Education Foundation.

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