Legal Aid APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 24/01/2024

Note: This APPG was last registered on 24th January 2024. The APPG was not registered in the latest release of the 8th April 2024 and may be defunct.

The group brings together members of the House of Lords and the House of Commons with the singular purpose to discuss issues relating to legal aid. The group meets regularly when parliament is sitting to discuss topics that are important in the legal aid sector and to hear from those that work within it.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.
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Reticulating Splines
Former APPG Members
Andy Slaughter Portrait
Andy Slaughter
Vice Chair
Labour - Hammersmith
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 24th January 2024
Lord Low of Dalston Portrait
Lord Low of Dalston
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 24th January 2024
Lord Bach Portrait
Lord Bach
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 24th January 2024
2 APPG Memberships
Access to Justice , Chess
Baroness Kennedy of Shaws Portrait
Baroness Kennedy of Shaws
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 24th January 2024
Karen Buck Portrait
Karen Buck
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Westminster North
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 24th January 2024
1 APPG Membership
Access to Justice
Laura Farris Portrait
Laura Farris
Vice Chair
Conservative - Newbury
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Departed: 1st November 2023
No other APPG Memberships
Gareth Bacon Portrait
Gareth Bacon
Vice Chair
Conservative - Orpington
Joined: 4th November 2020
Departed: 5th April 2023
No other APPG Memberships
Karl Turner Portrait
Karl Turner
Vice Chair
Labour - Kingston upon Hull East
Joined: 22nd February 2023
Departed: 5th April 2023
No other APPG Memberships
James Daly Portrait
James Daly
Vice Chair
Conservative - Bury North
Joined: 4th November 2020
Departed: 5th April 2023
Yvonne Fovargue Portrait
Yvonne Fovargue
Vice Chair
Labour - Makerfield
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 4th May 2022
Daisy Cooper Portrait
Daisy Cooper
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - St Albans
Joined: 4th November 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
1 APPG Membership
Vulnerable Groups to Pandemics
Ellie Reeves Portrait
Ellie Reeves
Vice Chair
Labour - Lewisham West and Penge
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Bambos Charalambous Portrait
Bambos Charalambous
Vice Chair
Independent - Enfield, Southgate
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 7th August 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Modernising Employment , Thalassaemia
Jo Stevens Portrait
Jo Stevens
Vice Chair
Labour - Cardiff Central
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Kate Green Portrait
Kate Green
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Stretford and Urmston
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Falconer of Thoroton Portrait
Lord Falconer of Thoroton
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Alex Chalk Portrait
Alex Chalk
Vice Chair
Conservative - Cheltenham
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Dominic Grieve Portrait
Dominic Grieve
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for Beaconsfield
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Beecham Portrait
Lord Beecham
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 23rd October 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Christina Rees Portrait
Christina Rees
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Neath
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Lord Carlile of Berriew Portrait
Lord Carlile of Berriew
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Lord Bellingham Portrait
Lord Bellingham
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
1 APPG Membership
Caribbean
Keir Starmer Portrait
Keir Starmer
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Holborn and St Pancras
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Bellingham Portrait
Lord Bellingham
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 23rd December 2015
1 APPG Membership
Caribbean
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Ms Karen Buck MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3000.

Email: buckk@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Rohini Teather, Legal Aid Practitioners Group, 12 Baylis Road, London SE1 7AA. Tel: 07980 240 676

Email: rohini.teather@lapg.co.uk

Secretariat:

Legal Aid Practitioners Group acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.lapg.co.uk/

Group's Website:

http://www.apg-legalaid.org/

Date
15 Jan 2021
Source
Legal Aid Practitioners Group
Description
Legal Aid Practitioners Group is funded by Legal Education Foundation to act as the group's secretariat   From : 15/01/2021 To : 14/01/2022
Value
£28,501
Date
15 Jan 2020
Source
Legal Aid Practitioners Group
Description
Legal Aid Practitioners Group is funded by Legal Education Foundation to act as the group's secretariat   From : 15/01/2020 To : 14/01/2021
Value
£12,001
Date
12 Jul 2018
Source
Legal Aid Practitioners Group
Description
Legal Aid Practitioners Group is funded by Legal Education Foundation to act as the group's secretariat   From : 12/07/2018 To : 11/07/2019
Value
£7,501
Date
12 Jul 2017
Source
Legal Aid Practitioners Group
Description
Legal Aid Practitioners Group is funded by Legal Education Foundation to act as the group's secretariat   From : 12/07/2017 To : 11/07/2018
Value
£12,001
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Legal Aid Practitioners
Description
Legal Aid Practitioners is paid by Legal Education Foundation to act as the group's secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£4,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Legal Aid Practitioners
Description
Legal Aid Practitioners is paid by Legal Education Foundation to act as the group's secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£9,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Legal Aid APPG