IMPORTANT: LSC publishes civil contract

The Legal Services Commission (LSC) has published updates on crime and civil contracts and new matter starts published. You can see the final version of the 2013 standard civil contract and category definitions 2013 (HERE), as well as the amended 2010 standard civil contract and the 2010 standard crime contract, the amendments come into effect on 1 April 2013.

The contract applies to providers who deliver legal aid advice for actions against the police; clinical negligence; community care; family mediation; mental health; and public law.  The LSC has announced that it will e-mail providers with notifications on the new Contract Schedules in the week commencing 4 March 2013 and that they will contain the matter start allocations for 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.

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