Legal aid update: Crime duty contracts – tender process suspended
Crime duty contracts: tender process suspended
Following an application for interim relief by the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association (CLSA) and London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association (LCCSA), the legal aid crime duty contracts tender process will be suspended until the result of the judicial reviews by CLSA, LCCSA and the Law Society in January 2015.
Law Society president Andrew Caplen said:
‘We are pleased that the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association and London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association have won this relief and are happy to be supporting their approach.
‘Our judicial review will be heard alongside theirs in January and we look forward to working together to support the profession.’
We are considering the implications of this morning’s decision for our roadshows. We will update you as soon as possible.