What about our clients?

Posted by - 1st May 2012

LASPO becoming law is not just a cut, writes Julie Bishop. That would be manageable. It is the removal of free advice across the spectrum of poverty law. No longer will people get free advice with the legal problems everyday life can throw up, problems that can affect anyone at any stage of their life.

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Stimulating innovation

Posted by - 30th April 2012

There is little doubt that social welfare law services to some of the most vulnerable citizens in our communities will need to adapt to a changed funding environment, writes Crispin Passmore. Legal aid cuts will affect many who have relied on these services in the past. However, these are not new challenges. Research already regularly

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Future uncertain

Posted by - 30th April 2012

Simon Pugh casts his eye over the post-LASPO landscape, and looks for the detail for the forthcoming contract tender process – and finds it missing.

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LSC standard contract 2010

Posted by - 20th April 2012

Legal Services Commission’s Standard Contract 2010 Introduction to series of articles As of February 1st 2012, when new contracts started with Family and Family with Housing practitioners, the Legal Services Commission’s mainstream face-to-face civil and crime providers have been operating under the same standard terms, writes Vicky Ling. It is unlikely that many people have

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Anger and pride

Posted by - 16th April 2012

800 words for a blog on legal aid? Where should I start? Cuts? Government attacks on legal aid? The bureaucracy facing legal aid lawyers? The appalling difficulties for those with limited finances in becoming a lawyer? These are all issues of great concern but perhaps I could write this time about the enormous importance of

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