Legal Aid Contracts

Vicky Ling has assisted dozens of firms of solicitors and NfP agencies to bid successfully for legal aid contracts, consultancy has been provided in relation to face to face contracts, (crime and civil/family), telephone contracts and Housing Possession Court Duty Schemes. She also assisted in relation to a number of Community Legal Advice Centre and Network contracts. She supported the development of consortia and assisted in preparing consortium bids for 2010 legal aid contracts.

Since its inception in 2001, Vicky has assisted a number of firms to make applications for accreditation to the Serious Fraud Panel (either as a firm or in relation to a supervisor) so that they became eligible to undertake very high cost criminal defence cases.

Vicky Ling is one of a small number of legal aid consultants approved by the Law Society of England and Wales

Legal services tender expertise

Vicky Ling also has experience of advising on tenders for:

  • Solicitors Regulation Authority Prosecution Panel
  • Office of the Public Guardian Panel

Advice Commissioning

Vicky has considerable experience in working with not-for-profit sector agencies including local Citizens Advice, Law Centres and independent advice agencies on bids to deliver information advice and guidance contracts for local authorities and clinical commissioning groups.

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.

Your work was excellent and you were so friendly reassuring, and supportive

Family practitioner assisted to make a successful appeal after an initial contract refusal.