In the Media

Shock as firms fail in family legal aid bid

PUBLISHED November 16, 2011

An unexpectedly high number of failed applications for family legal aid contracts has caused surprise in the sector. The Legal Services Commission announced this week that 93% of those who bid for the new family law contracts had been successful. Contracts have been offered to 2,268 offices, which equates to 96% of the current number of family providers. All but three of the 134 procurement areas across England and Wales will have five or more family legal aid providers. read more