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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Transforming Legal Aid – Reports of Changes to Approach

Early Reports are now circulating in advance of tomorrows announcement indicating that there are to be some  changes to the Governments current proposals . How significant those changes are will be a matter of pure speculation however in this Mornings Parliamentary Debate there was certainly an indication from a Government Minister that the responses to the consultation had been taken

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Transforming Legal Aid – Response Due ?

There are reports circulating on Twitter from informed sources that the Ministry of Justice will be delivering its response to the current consultation on Thursday and issuing  a new short consultation on its final proposals . It has apparently not taken too long to digest the thousands of responses . The Lord Chancellor has already declined to wait for further

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