Legal Aid

LSC to appeal Unified Contract judicial review judgment

PUBLISHED September 7, 2007

The Legal Services Commission (LSC) announced today that it would be appealing the judgment in the judicial review brought against the Unified Contract by The Law Society.  Mr Justice Beatson handed down the judgment on 27 July 2007.

Civil legal aid providers - solicitor firms and not-for-profit agencies - have been delivering services under a new single Unified Contract since April 2007. The Law Society?s judicial review of the Unified Contract challenged the lawfulness of the amendment clause in the contract.