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Understanding Legal Aid

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ISBN13: 9781853288951
ISBN: 1853288950
Published: October 2003
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This is a quick reference guide to the various types of public funding available and the context in which they operate. The emphasis is on the practical implementation of the schemes and wherever possible tactical advice and checklists are provided.

The book covers both civil and criminal legal aid schemes and provides useful insights into other services performed by the Legal Services Commission, such as the Community Legal Service and Public defender Service.

It also includes cross-references to official sources of information for other areas.;Written by a leading consultant and a specialist practitioner, Understanding Legal Aid is a readable, easy to understand guide to doing legal aid work, applicable equally to solicitors, the not-for-profit sector and the Bar.

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Courts and Procedure
Part I: What is 'legal aid'?
Part II: What the Legal Services Commission does; Civil and criminal contract management; Community legal service; Quality standards
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Part III: How to get a contract; General issues; Civil; Criminal
Part IV: Civil (Community Legal Service Funding); General civil contract; Legal help; Controlled legal representation; Very expensive cases and the special cases unit; Judicial reviews; Multi-party actions; ADR; Family; Category specific rules
Part V: Criminal (Criminal Defence Service Funding); General criminal contract; Duty schemes; Investigations; Proceedings; Appeals and reviews; Serious fraud panel
Part VI: Further sources of information and assistance.