Family Fees in October

LAPG comment on the family paper issued by the LSC on Friday:
Director Richard Miller said, “The revised family proposals show clear signs of the LSC having listened to the profession’s concerns. The willingness to defer introduction of the private law proposals for work after the issue of proceedings, in order to have further discussions with us, is very welcome. Other smaller changes are also appreciated, such as the agreement to pay the full fee even if the client is not involved for the whole case, and to allow for exceptional cases at level 1 where a divorce petition is involved. All in all, while we still have concerns about the level of these fees, and about the extent to which fixed fees will work at all in this field, the current proposals should avoid serious meltdown in October.”

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