Nick was one of four local lawyers invited by the Young Legal Aid Lawyers Group to a discussion this evening, at the University of Kent, on the recent legal aid changes and the future for legal aid.
The discussions focused on the current position with legal aid, two years on from the LASPO changes, the looming general election and what the future holds for legal aid and lawyers practising in the different areas affected.
The other panel members were (front row from left to right in photograph attached) leading criminal barrister, Oliver Saxby QC, Robin Murray, of Robin Murray & Co leading criminal solicitor and Karen Todner, of Kaim Todner, criminal, immigration and extradition specialist.
“It was encouraging to see so many young students interested in a future career in legal aid and to reflect on the excellent work undertaken by the Young Legal Aid Lawyers Group. It was also instructive to meet with like minded people and to share our experiences, and those of our clients, on the civil side, alongside my criminal law colleagues. I hope to be able to contribute to future YLAL events.”
The University of Kent have published an article regarding the above at http://www.kent.ac.uk/law/news/index.html?view=562
More information about YLAL can be found at http://www.younglegalaidlawyers.org