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LAPG makes four special awards, to honour the ‘social justice heroes of the pandemic’

2020-06-19T10:04:58+01:00June 19th, 2020|

'We are proud to recognise colleagues whose decisive actions at the start of the outbreak and since have helped save many lives,' says LAPG CEO Chris Minnoch. Three individuals and one organisation are being recognised by LAPG during this uniquely challenging year (further details about each winner, below): - Richard Atkinson, partner at Tuckers [...]

LAPG Response to the LAA Consultation: Payments on Account

2020-06-18T16:15:07+01:00June 18th, 2020|

This consultation was launched by the LAA on 2 June 2020 and followed intervention by LAPG and other bodies requesting more flexibility over the POA system and other forms of interim or staged payment mechanisms to alleviate cash flow concerns for legal aid providers. The LAA has proposed an amendment to the Costs Assessment [...]

LAPG Response to the LAA Consultation: Amendments to the Cost Assessment Guidance (to Facilitate LAA Assessment of all Civil Bills)

2020-06-18T20:01:52+01:00June 18th, 2020|

The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on the functioning of the court system, with all courts initially closing and then a partial and gradual resumption of hearings in different geographic and practice areas.  Over the past few months, some have re-opened but with limited capacity to manage the backlog of cases.  One [...]