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Legal News Wales recently hosted the Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) Cymru launch event to explore access to justice and legal advice deserts in Wales.

The Commission on Justice in Wales recently identified substantial issues concerning access to justice and advice deserts and YLAL wanted to focus on some of the experiences Legal Aid lawyers, advice centres and organisations hare having and the challenges this places on access to justice in Wales.

The event took place on the 24th June 2020 (recording available below) and attracted over 150 attendees from all spectrums of legal aid provision, public law, legal advice centres and pro bono units, students and others with an interest in legal advice in Wales.

The event featured a stellar panel of speakers, including:

  • Angharad Price – Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Cymru
  • JJ Costello – Shelter Cymru
  • Hussein Said – Speakeasy Law Centre
  • Annie Bannister & Sue James – North Wales Law Centre Project

It ended with a highly engaging Q&A session with the panellists and YLAL Cymru members, led by Emma Trevett and Crash Wigley (event Chair).

Catch up on the event

(Please note, this is a live recording of the event)

To download a copy of the slides used by Angharad Price, EHRC, please click here.

About YLAL Cymru & Membership

YLAL works with professionals from a range of sectors in Wales who are working hard to ensure clients can access justice. Legal News Wales was delighted to support and host this #YLALVirtual meeting.

YLAL Cymru is keen to encourage young and aspiring Legal Aid lawyers to join. Membership is free, engagement is high and more information can be found here.

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Emma Waddingham

Emma Waddingham

Editor, Legal News

Emma Waddingham is the Editor & Founder of Legal News. She is a seasoned legal editor and journalist and experienced marketing & events consultant, working almost exclusively with the UK legal sector.