- Monday, 5 November 2012
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.
Tags: law centres, legal aid, Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act, not-for-profit
Posted in Alternative business structures, Latest news
- Friday, 13 July 2012
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.
Tags: ABS, Alternative business structures, law centres, Legal Services Board, Legal Services Consumer Panel, not-for-profit, reserved legal activities, separate business rule
Posted in Alternative business structures, Consumer panel, Latest news
- Monday, 23 April 2012
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.
Tags: Citizens Advice, law centres, Legal Services Board, not-for-profit
Posted in Latest news, Legal Services Board, Market monitor