27 September 2012
Your chance to talk to LSC senior managers and find out about legal aid changes first-hand
The next round of Provider Reference Group (PRG) events will take place in November and December 2012. We would like to encourage as many legal aid providers as possible to book a place.
We plan to cover the following subjects:
We have deliberately separated out civil and crime to meet the concerns of providers who only want to attend the most relevant sessions.
The timing of the events has also been looked at to make sure we can give you as much information as possible.
This includes issues like legal aid reform and our training programme to bring providers up to speed.
The PRG events will be held in:
|Cardiff||Tuesday 6 November|
|Manchester||Monday 12 November|
|London Central||Thursday 15 November|
|Cambridge||Monday 19 November|
|London South||Monday 19 November|
|Liverpool||Tuesday 27 November|
|Bristol||Wednesday 5 December|
|Leeds||Wednesday 5 December|
|Nottingham||Thursday 6 December|
|Newcastle||Thursday 6 December|
|Birmingham||Monday 10 December|
Booking a place
We emailed invitations on 27 September 2012 to firms and agencies with a legal aid contract.
However, you can apply direct. So if you don't receive an email invitation directly, you can still make a booking.
Although we hope to accommodate everyone, there is always the possibility of events being over-subscribed. So we have to operate on a 'first come, first served' basis.
Keep an eye on future issues of LSC Update for more information about the events.
Previous events popular with providers
Feedback from previous events has been very positive with providers saying they valued the chance for dialogue.
This is also reflected in attendance figures. Each PRG round has attracted more than 1,000 providers and some barristers.
All legal aid providers welcome
The PRG events are open to providers in both civil and criminal legal aid. Barristers working in legal aid are also welcome.
Further information about the events, including summary notes of previous events, is available on the PRG page on our website (see below).