Category Archives: Legal Aid


The expected announcement has been made and the Secretary of State has scrapped the Duty Contracts and proposed second cut . He has made a commitment to working with the professions to deliver high quality advocacy and representation . The statement suggests matters will be reconsidered in April 2017  

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January Newsletter Out

  We have now issued our latest newsletter highlights include : Dinner Dance 19th February 2016 Forthcoming Training events including – Best Practice Stage 1 and 2 , PI Conference , Family Law Conference and Compliance Forthcoming Social Events Membership Discount Scheme National Representation and forthcoming consultations   DDLS newsletter 1.16.compressed (2)

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Breaking News – Grayling Loses Judicial Review

Mr Justice Burnett today handed down judgement in the Judicial Review brought by the CLSA and the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association . The challenge was won with the Court holding that the consultation was procedurally unfair due to the failure to consult on the Otterburn and KMPG Reports .   The Judgement can be accessed here : the-queen-on-the-application-of-lccsa-clsa-v-the-lord-chancellor (1)

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Justice Alliance Action

Justice Alliance continue action on 16th June as part of the on going protests against the Government Cuts which are destroying the Justice System . MAGNA CARTA DAY IN SHEFFIELD MONDAY 16 JUNE – LUNCHBREAK PROTEST   Magna Carta Day lunchtime protest in Sheffield city centre   Against cuts to justice! Defending justice for all!   12.15 pm – 1.15

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