Legal Aid2018-12-21T16:44:21+00:00

Legal Aid Consultant 

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Vicky started her career in a Trading Standards Department as a Consumer Adviser, she went on to practise as a specialist in Debt and Welfare Benefits, including casework and representation in Tribunals and the County Court. She has managed a CAB, a Law Centre and a Housing Advice Centre, so has first hand experience of the issues involved in managing legal aid contracts.

Vicky is a specialist legal aid consultant, and is an authority on all aspects of the legal aid scheme, including scope, eligibility and contractual requirements. She writes a monthly column in Legal Action and has co-written or edited a number of publications on legal aid.

If you are a member of the public looking for legal advice, you should go to www.find-legal-advice.justice.gov.uk  or if you want to find out whether you qualify for legal aid or mediation, you should check https://www.gov.uk/legal-aid/overview

We can help with:

  • Advice on all legal aid compliance issues – reassurance if you are doing it right, effective and timely corrective action if things have gone wrong

  • Pre LAA audit – identify problem areas before your Contract Manager and take corrective action

  • Advice and drafting of appeals against LAA, including Contract Manager visits, reductions and nil assessments of costs, Contract Notices and Contract Terminations

  • Representing you in Contract Review Body appeal hearings

  • Helping you repair your relationship with the LAA when this has become fractured and stressful for whatever reason

  • Strategic and practical advice on novation of contracts and mergers

  • Internal audit – identifying strengths and weaknesses, advice on effective corrective action

  • Advice on appealing poor audit results, including peer review, SQM and contract compliance

  • Advice on and preparation of bids for legal aid contracts

Contact a Legal Aid Consultant Today:

Your advice played a very important part and I am sorry I had not had it at an earlier stage in the life of the department

Head of Immigration Department after achieving category 1 contract compliance audit status.

This was a fantastic result for us. We are very grateful for your support and guidance and I would like to thank you for individual knowledge and insight, which is not easily accessible since LASPO.

Head of specialist services – Citizens Advice service, north of England