Desperate Measures

As ever we are juggling a number of matters at the moment across a range of legal aid related problems. They all involve increasingly irrational decision making at the LAA and, I would say, at least a couple demonstrate vindictiveness.

This gloom was, surprisingly, lifted by an unexpected Peer Review appeal success. (Not that we thought the firm had failed just that the “appeal” process is not all that it might be).

We, of course, return to the same this morning.

Whilst we always prepare robust appeals we also, always, advise clients to look for an alternative resolution. The latter is however now almost impossible to achieve, as has been evidenced over recent days. Yesterday, for the first time I can remember, I suggested to a client that they might want to think about making a formal complaint over their treatment. As the headline suggests we have come to acts of desperation.

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