Category Archives: contracts

Stunning victory for criminal legal aid solicitors

Date: 23rd December 2014 Categories:

    Criminal legal aid solicitors won a significant victory today in their attempt to block the government’s plan to introduce tenders for duty work.   The Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association (CLSA) and the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association   (LCCSA) …

Grayling makes his move

Date: 25th September 2014 Categories:

In response to the judgement in the criminal legal aid judicial review  last week, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced a consultation on the Otterburn and KMPG reports. This will be open for three weeks and will end on 15th …

Low Commission Report Published

The independent commission established by LAG and led by the cross-bench peer Lord Low has published its report today, 9th January. The Commission is calling for urgent reforms to ensure ordinary people can get the help they need to deal …

LSC: no appeal on family contracts

Date: 28th October 2010 Categories:

The Legal Services Commission (LSC) has confirmed yesterday that it will not be appealing against the judgment made on the Law Society’s judicial review of the family law tender process. The LSC had 14 days from 14 October 2010, when …

Decision made on non-family contracts

Date: 13th October 2010 Categories:

A decision has at last been made by the Legal Services Commission (LSC) on the non-family law contracts. It has just announced that all non-family legal aid contracts and family mediation contracts will start on 15 November. The start of …

Civil contracts – what now?

Date: 1st October 2010 Categories:

Yesterday the Legal Services Commission (LSC) lost the judicial review which the Law Society had brought against it over the result of the family tender. It is important to note that the court only quashed the family contracts, ie, family, …

Social welfare law success

Date: 8th September 2010 Categories:

Birmingham-based social welfare law (SWL) firm, Community Law Partnership (CLP), has today heard that it has been granted a contract by the Legal Services Commission (LSC), after originally being turned down for one last month. The LSC has also confirmed …

Uncertainty over civil legal aid contracts

Date: 7th September 2010 Categories:

Last Friday (3 September), the High Court decided that the start of the new family legal aid contracts should be delayed for a month in order for the Law Society’s judicial review application to be heard. The delay will give …

Law Society takes action on family contracts

Date: 20th August 2010 Categories:

The Law Society has today (20 August) announced that it has commenced judicial review proceedings against the Legal Services Commission (LSC) over its handling of the tender process for the family law contracts.   Both practitioners and the LSC were …

‘Carnage’ as family solicitors lose legal aid contracts

Date: 28th July 2010 Categories:

LAG has just been advised by the Legal Services Commission (LSC) that 1,300 out of 2,400 firms have been awarded contracts in family law. The new contracts are due to commence in October and firms were invited to tender for them …

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