In the Media, Legal Aid

Society demands clarity on legal aid contracting

PUBLISHED January 19, 2016

The Law Society has issued a plea for clarity on criminal legal aid contracting amid speculation that the government is on the brink of abandoning the troubled tender process. President Jonathan Smithers has today written to justice minister Shailesh Vara (pictured) calling for a public statement 'as a matter of urgency', stressing that the uncertainty is affecting the ability of solicitors to plan for the future.

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