Legal Aid

MoJ and Law Society commission duty work contract survey

PUBLISHED September 26, 2013

Independent research to help inform decision on number of duty work contracts on offer

Independent research has been commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and The Law Society to help inform a decision on the number of duty work contracts.
The issue is the number of duty work contracts that would be offered under the proposed modified model of criminal legal aid procurement.
The response to the consultation ?Transforming Legal Aid: Next Steps? was published by MoJ on 5 September 2013 and included a commitment to gather views from practitioners.
The idea was to focus on the minimum level of work required for individual businesses to remain viable.

Deadline for responses

Crime providers have been contacted by email to take part in the research. Any provider who has not received an email can still take part by using the link provided below.

Providers will need to send their responses by 9 October 2013. 
The research is being carried out by Andrew Otterburn and Vicky Ling on behalf of MoJ and the Law Society. All information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
The Law Society and MoJ will not be able to identify individuals from the responses. The information will only be used for research purposes.
Any crime provider who would like more information about the survey is welcome to contact Andrew Otterburn (see below).
Andrew Otterburn ? 01484 682928