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Legal aid providers “trying to innovate” but destablised by cuts

More than a third of advice agencies that have so far implemented charging for legal services appear to have done so sustainably, a survey of post-LASPO innovations has found.

February 3rd, 2015 | No Comments »

Law centre submits ABS application as not-for-profit sector gears up for legal aid cuts

A north London law centre is on course to become the first owner of a not-for-profit alternative business structure, subject to receiving approval. The venture is an example of government-approved efforts by law centres to mitigate the effects of legal aid cuts.

November 5th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

Consumer panel: lift ban on law centres and other not-for-profit advisers charging for work

The ban on law centres and other not-for-profit organisations charging for advice should be lifted as part of plans to bring them into the alternative business structure regime, the Legal Services Consumer Panel has said.

July 13th, 2012 | No Comments »

Not-for-profit providers “should be able to charge” for legal advice

Law centres and other not-for-profit organisations should be allowed to charge for advice to help counter the impact of legal aid cuts and reduced local authority funding, the Legal Services Board said today.

April 23rd, 2012 | 1 Comment »