Fresh PoP

CLA 55 came to our attention yesterday afternoon, unheralded on the LSC website. It deals with, in 3 short points, the thorny issue of Proof of Means and Contract Rules 2.4 & 5 specifically. It does seem to me that this contradicts Contract with regard to the the circumstances when a claim, without evidence, can be made – reasonable means assessment and reasonable urgent work.

This suggests that ALL claims without PoM will be nil assessed, if audited, which I do not think can be right. I also tweeted the following last night (this medium does force you to try and condense your thoughts);

Is the “Green Form” scheme state funded legal advice OR pro bono scheme occasionally state funded on basis of client, means evidence lottery?


Andrew Keogh aka @crimedaily

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