Young Legal Aid Lawyers Launch New Social Mobility Report

Following a membership-wide survey, YLAL has produced a detailed report which collates responses from students, paralegals, trainees and lawyers up to 10 years’ qualified. Since YLAL’s last social mobility report in 2013, the effects of the cuts introduced by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) have been felt.

The report sets out a series of recommendations to address these issues including that: mandatory minimum salaries for trainee solicitors are reintroduced; organisations adopt YLAL’s work experience charter; and, improved welfare initiatives are introduced. YLAL will consult its membership at the various launch events before launching campaigns in relation to a number of the recommendations within this report.

The 2018 report is available to read here.

Further information available on the YLAL website here.