Breaking News – Grayling Loses Judicial Review

Mr Justice Burnett today handed down judgement in the Judicial Review brought by the CLSA and the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association . The challenge was won with the Court holding that the consultation was procedurally unfair due to the failure to consult on the Otterburn and KMPG Reports .   The Judgement can be accessed here : the-queen-on-the-application-of-lccsa-clsa-v-the-lord-chancellor (1)

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Doncaster Solicitors Take Action Against Grayling

Doncaster Solicitors withdraw services on 31st March and 1st April to Support Lawyers National Protest over Legal Aid Reforms   Doncaster solicitors have decided to join a National Protest against Legal Aid Reforms in opposition to radical plans being brought by the Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling. If the proposals are put in place then Cuts of over 17.5% will be

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Legal Aid Urgent Briefing & Meeting

This note brings up to date news as we have it . The CSLA and LCCSA have called a National Meeting of Equity Partners or Solicitors qualified to make decisions on behalf of their firms on 19th March in Manchester – Follow this Link http://www.lccsa.org.uk/criminal-solicitors-national-meeting/ In addition Richard Miller from the Criminal Justice Committee at the Law Society will be attending

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Bar Morning of Action – 6th January

The Bar Council proceeds tomorrow with its morning of action when members of the bar across the Country will be unavailable until 2pm . The action is intended to minimise disruption but equally make the point that enough is enough . The action is also being supported by Solicitors and South Yorkshire Solicitors have been invited to attend a meeting

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Transforming Legal Aid Consultation Period Extended

The MOJ has now extended the period for consultation following clarifying a number of matters including the fact that certain figures included VAT and other expenses . The New Consultation can be accessed here : https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/transforming-legal-aid-next-steps/consult_view The deadline is now 1st November . Essential to this is also a Survey into Duty Contracts by Andrew Otterburn and it is essential firms

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