Welfare Benefits: in scope or not? – LegalVoice

Posted August 6th, 2012 in benefits, fees, legal aid, news by sally

“The Legal Services Commission’s contract managers have been conducting informal assessments of files and I have been receiving a number of queries from not-for-profit (NfP) agencies because cases advising on entitlement to benefits appear to be disallowed on a fairly regular basis, writes Vicky Ling. It is clear that the goalposts have moved since the introduction of fixed fees in 2007, and cases that would previously passed audit are now been nil assessed.”

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LegalVoice, 3rd August 2012

Source: www.legalvoice.org.uk