Support for members with Legal Aid Contracts
From April 2013 the vast majority of the social welfare law advice is removed from the scope of legal aid. Very few AdviceUK member organisations offer advice under the legal aid scheme as a result of this.
AdviceUK monitors legal aid issues and liaises with the Legal Aid Agency and Ministry of Justice, subject to resources and need. If you have a question or issue that you would like AdviceUK to answer or raise, contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 0300 777 0108.
AdviceUK ran a Franchise Forum for members to discuss legal aid contracting issues until March 2013. This was London based due to funder requirements, but was open to any member with a contract. Notes from the latest Forum meeting are available to download below.
A good place to find up to the minute news and discussions is i-legal, a free web site for legal advice providers.
To see our views on legal aid issues, click here visit our News and Campaigns pages
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