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Legal aid: the quashing of the 2010 contracts for family and social welfare work

Published Friday, January 28, 2011

In 2010, the Legal Services Commission held a tendering exercise for new contracts for crime and civil legal aid work. This resulted in a significant drop in the number of firms awarded contracts for family and social welfare work. A judicial review brought by the Law Society led to those contracts being quashed.

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In 2010, the Legal Services Commission held a tendering exercise for new contracts for crime and civil legal aid work. This resulted in a significant drop in the number of firms awarded contracts for family and social welfare work. A judicial review brought by the Law Society led to those contracts being quashed.

Commons Briefing papers SN05846

Author: Gabrielle Garton Grimwood

Topics: Civil law, Family law, Legal aid

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