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LAPG Annual Conference and Dinner 2019 - Birmingham

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Conference Aston

Aston University

Aston St

Birmingham

B4 7ET

United Kingdom

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Join us on Friday the 4th of October 2019 for our Annual Conference, with a broad array of events and workshops, all designed to help busy practitioners navigate the complexities of the legal aid scheme and understand current policy and practical issues. This year's conference also focuses heavily on the MOJ's plans to reform legal aid policy, as we all need to be aware of potential changes, how they will affect our practices and clients, and try to positively influence the government's direction of travel.

This year we are offering a 24-hour delegate rate which includes the conference, hotel, breakfast and our Annual Dinner on Thursday the 3rd of October. If you only wish to attend the dinner and cannot make the conference, use this link for more information and to book your place.

We're running an Early Bird Offer for bookings up to 2 September 2019.


Many thanks to our Conference Sponsors: Tikit, John M Hayes and Accesspoint Technologies.


Current conference programme (17 July 2019):

09.00 Registration Tea/Coffee Exhibition for Sponsors/Exhibitors

09.40 Welcome Address

Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon), Co-chair of LAPG, Mackintosh Law

09.50 Keynote: Jess Phillips MP for Birmingham Yardley

10.20 Panel: Campaigning – Winning Hearts and Minds to Save Legal Aid

Speakers demonstrating the wide variety of ways legal aid lawyers can change the law and legal aid system for the better:

  • Parliamentary processes: Karen Buck MP
  • Influencing the media: Owen Bowcott, Guardian
  • Working directly with the MOJ/LAA: Jenny Beck, Co-Chair LAPG, Beck Fitzgerald
  • Strategic litigation: Jo Hickman, Public Law Project
  • Political lobbying: Daisy Cooper, More United
  • Campaigning organisations: Rosie Brighouse, Liberty
  • Further speakers to be announced

11.30 Tea/Coffee + Exhibition

12.00 Workshops 1

1A: Campaigning Masterclasses

Karen Buck, Chair of APPG on Legal Aid; Young Legal Aid Lawyers

1B: Universal Credit and Legal Aid

Child Poverty Action Group

1C: Working effectively with clients in crisis

TBC (experienced clinical practitioner)

1D: The critical importance of staff welfare

Claiming Space; DG Legal on effective people management

12.45 Lunch + Exhibition

13.45 Plenary – The Ministry of Justice Legal Support Action Plan

Facilitated by Richard Miller of The Law Society

Senior members of the MOJ’s Legal Aid Policy team will outline key elements of the Action Plan, followed by a Q&A. The session will include:

  • Early legal advice pilot in Social Welfare Law
  • Criminal legal aid review
  • Public awareness campaign
  • New family legal aid model
  • Exceptional Case Funding
  • Review of the means test

14.45 Workshops 2

2A: Civil non-family costs masterclass

John M Hayes

2B: A career in Legal Aid

Young Legal Aid Lawyers

2C: Current issues in Criminal Legal Aid

LAPG Committee - criminal defence practitioners; criminal defence counsel (TBC)

2D: Practice management: The new SRA Standards and Regulations

DG Legal

15.30 Tea/Coffee + Exhibition

15.45 Workshops 3

3A: Family costs masterclass

John M Hayes

3B: Public law (TBC)

Young Legal Aid Lawyers

3C: Peer Review masterclass

Speaker TBC

3D: Practice Management – staff development and training

Lead trainers from the LAPG CPM, Supervision and Introduction to Legal Aid courses

16.30 Closing remarks

Chris Minnoch, LAPG CEO

Minister for Legal Aid invited - TBC

17.00 Drinks reception

18.00 Close

Please note: The LAA will be in attendance all day to run CCMS drop-in sessions and demonstrate the new legal aid application interface

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Aston University

Aston St

Birmingham

B4 7ET

United Kingdom

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