Legal Aid

Unified contract ? time to decide

PUBLISHED March 30, 2007

The Law Society is pursuing a legal challenge to the contract, which could lead to the removal by the LSC of clauses giving them a unilateral right to amend the contract.

The LSC are calling on the LSC to defer introduction of the new contract until the legal issues are settled.   Some practitioners have suggested that the Law Society hold their signed contracts "in escrow".

The Law Society is hosting a meeting in London at its Chancery Lane office on 29 March. It's an opportunity for practitioners to share their plans and for us to give an update on our work with the LSC.  We will also discuss how to continue the campaign for sustainable legal aid after 30 March.  Details are as follows:

Time: 1730 to 1900
113 Chancery Lane,
London, WC2A 1PL
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