Agreement with The Law Society

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Way forward agreed

The LSC, The Law Society and Ministry of Justice (MoJ) agreed a way forward following the Court of Appeal’s judgment on our Unified Contract. See Documents for the agreement.

The agreement at a glance

As part of the agreement, the LSC and MoJ have agreed to:

See Documents for an 'at a glance' pullout on the detail of the agreement. 

Addressing areas of concern

The agreements also looks at issues legal aid providers are concerned about. We have set up two working groups to address:

A routemap for civil legal aid reform

We have published a route map for the civil reform programme. See Documents for the paper and a visual guide.

About the judgment

The Court of Appeal found in favour of The Law Society’s arguments that one of the amendment powers in the Unified Contract does not comply with 2006 European regulations on public contracts. 

We regret that we did not recognise the implications of those regulations at an earlier stage.

The judgment will affect the contractual relationship between the LSC and providers in future:

This means that:

Correspondence with the Law Society

Look in the Documents panel on the right hand side of this page for correspondence between the Law Society and the Legal Services Commission - covering the issues of:

For more information

See Documents for:

Visit the CLS > Pay rates and schemes pages for rates of pay.

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Last updated: 16 July 2008

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