Legal Aid

LSC's letter is 'plain distortion'

PUBLISHED March 30, 2007

The Law Society has responded to Carolyn Regan, chief executive of the LSC, refuting the serious allegations made in her recent letter to practitioners and inviting the LSC once more to review its unified contract. Des Hudson, Law Society chief executive says: "Your letter is also a plain distortion of the Law Society's position on the unified legal aid contract. The Society has sought throughout to alert practitioners and other interested parties to the inequity of the contract on offer. It has been forced into this position by the LSC's intransigence with regard to amendments and its apparent indifference to the welfare of legal aid suppliers."