The consultation paper is divided into two parts. The first part sets out the consultation proposals, which is divided into three topics:
- Advocate scheme options
- Litigator scheme options
- Litigator experience measures and VHCC advocates quality
The second part sets out an approach to finding a longer term replacement scheme for advocates, with a draft outline of the Advocates Sub-group (which comprises of barrister and solicitor-advocates) paper attached as an annex. Although the LSC is not formally consulting on the Sub-group's proposals at this time, it is seeking the profession's views on the work to date.