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  or if you want to find out whether you qualify for legal aid or mediation, you should check

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