I have received correspondence regarding the time-scales for the payment of the new Crown Court LF. One client reports some being outstanding 8 weeks after dispatch. 8 weeks is significant is because it represents this years bill “check and payment” target. Now I, for one, am slightly surprised that they are not currently meeting this, […]


Yesterday audit/assessment notifications went one beyond a hat-trick with clients informing us of four types of forthcoming LSC activity. First up a Civil “Fixed Fee Contract Compliance Audit” of the type discussed in my last training round. Essentially a check of main contract rules, e.g. eligibility, rather than line-by-line cost assessment. Their expressed intent, as […]


I got to listen to both a bit of Marconi and Radcliffe plus all of Bob Harris Country on my way home form Northants last night. The latter has a session from Hayes Carll who has just won the song of the year at the annual Americana Music Awards with this humorous take on redneck […]