On Thursday 30th September, the High Court in London declared that the Legal Services Commission's (LSC) family legal aid tender round was unlawful and severely hindered access to justice for vulnerable children and their parents.
The decision followed judicial review proceedings initiated by the Law Society of England and Wales against the Legal Services Commission following their decision to slash the number of firms permitted to provide family legal aid from 2,470 to around 1,350.
The decision followed a three-day hearing of the Society's application for judicial review at the Divisional Court.
For more information on this decision please click below:
JUDICIAL REVIEW: FAMILY TENDER ROUND UNLAWFUL
Q&A: JUDICIAL REVIEW OUTCOME