Crystal Balls

This just out from Resolution;

What this might mean for legal aid firms??
In the short term, all those firms with family and social welfare contracts will have them extended, presumably with a pro-rata allocation of new matter starts.
We understand that the LSC could extend the existing contracts for a total of five years from commencement or there will have to be a further tendering round. The latter is likely to take another 12 months or more.
A further tender round would take place in an increasingly competitive environment. Aside from the environment created by the legal aid and spending reviews, it is likely that a further tender round will almost certainly see some barristers

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