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