November Costs Masterclass – still places available 

Just a quick reminder about our next Billing ‘Masterclass’ sessions – 10% discount for CLSA & LAPG members – Further discounts for multi-bookings – JRS Retainer clients qualify for half price tickets – Both are of benefit for first time billers, those with remaining doubts about the new schemes or just as a bit of […]

File Review Claims 

Contrary to the Manchester Regional office’s advice, payment for File Review remains under the Unified Civil Contract. You therefore need to complete your annual FR1 Return form shortly and submit before the end of October. [SP]

Look and you will Find! 

Andy Bean writes: Wasted loads of time this morning looking for the new Litigators Fee Guidance July 08 as referred to on the NEW October 08 LF1 form. When using my usual route through the LSC web site (Pay rates and Schemes – Litigators Fee Scheme), I could only find the March version, however, when […]

Message to Portugal . . . 

Just the thing to cheer up a grey day! Have a good weekend – – – from the Team at JRS Consultants


Andy Bean writes: It is not often we at JRS get to sing our own praises, due to Mr Pottinger

Unified Contract & Fixed Fee Training Sessions 

Simon is touring the nation with TMT in September: Manchester – 3 September Newcastle – 8 September Birmingham – 10 September Cardiff – 16 September Leeds – 18 September London – 23 September You can call TMT Training on: 01323-739988 – tell them I sent you . . . . _________________________________________________________________________ The positive feedback from […]

Life’s a Beach 

News just in from our man on the South Coast, Andy Bean, who has been told that a number of South West based firms have been invited to take part in a Pilot Scheme for the LSC

Friday Song (better late than never) 

Steven suggests this for the Friday Song: Plus a “Happy Birthday to Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee” for last Friday. I loved 1981 – I was such a Trendy & Bright Young Thing (Terry Hall’s hair has just reminded me) constantly full of the Joys of Spring . . well, Pernod and Black probably . . (will say no […]

Raiders of the Lost Web Site 

Andy Bean writes: After a long search by many, Sandra (Indiana Jones) Ozturk has finally unearthed the newly released Legal Help & Graduated Fee Rates for cases started on or after 1st July from the LSC’s website: Download file (right-click the link and ‘save target as’ to save onto your PC). Our Civil Handouts will […]


Andy Bean writes: CIVIL/FAMILY Please note that from 1st July any Legal Help matters started will be subject to the relevant rate/fee increases of 2%, as per the April 2008 Agreement with the Law Society and MoJ following the United Contract JR Ruling last year. Hopefully you should have received the relevant updates from your […]