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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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Legal Aid Urgent Briefing & Meeting

This note brings up to date news as we have it . The CSLA and LCCSA have called a National Meeting of Equity Partners or Solicitors qualified to make decisions on behalf of their firms on 19th March in Manchester – Follow this Link http://www.lccsa.org.uk/criminal-solicitors-national-meeting/ In addition Richard Miller from the Criminal Justice Committee at the Law Society will be attending

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Special General Meeting – To Consider Vote of No Confidence in National Law Society 17th December

The Law Society has called a Special General Meeting following a requisition by members to consider a vote of no confidence in the Law Society Chief Executive and President as a result of its handling of the negotiations with the Lord Chancellor in respect of the Criminal Legal Aid Reforms . RESOLUTION That the meeting has no confidence in the

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Transforming Legal Aid Consultation Period Extended

The MOJ has now extended the period for consultation following clarifying a number of matters including the fact that certain figures included VAT and other expenses . The New Consultation can be accessed here : https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/transforming-legal-aid-next-steps/consult_view The deadline is now 1st November . Essential to this is also a Survey into Duty Contracts by Andrew Otterburn and it is essential firms

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