Law Society Legal News Summary – Wednesday 17 April 2013
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Legal Aid Consultation
Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, p237
The introduction of price-competitive tendering for legal aid contracts is “unsustainable” and “wrong according to Law Society president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff.
The Ministry of Justice’s Transforming Legal Aid consultation is seeking views on the introduction of price-competitive tendering, reports the legal weekly.
The Law Society has launched its own consultation, seeking practitioners’ views on alternatives to such a model, which closes on May 10.
Wiltshire Times, p40, Surrey Advertiser, p14, This Is Wiltshire
Lucy Scott-Moncrieff tells the Wiltshire paper ‘gaining and maintaining Lexcel is no mean feat.’
The Wiltshire Times and a local website reported local law firm Pinniger, Finch & Co recently gained Lexcel accreditation.
Elsewhere, the Surrey Advertiser reports Guildford firm Hart Brown has also been accredited.
Further coverage of firms around the country that are now members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
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