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Law Centres and Legal Aid - What Trustees need to know - London

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019 from 18:00 to 20:30 (BST)

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Law Centres and Legal Aid - What Trustees need to know

Legal aid is an important funder for Law Centres. It is easy to get bogged down in the operational detail of legal aid schemes and lose sight of the overall financial picture.

This session will enable trustees to identify the key issues they need to be aware of, the questions they should be asking and the monitoring information which they need.

  • The post 2013 LASPO legal aid scheme – a brief over-view
  • Financial eligibility and scope
  • Controlled work and licensed work – what they are, how they are funded and paid for
  • Solicitors Accounts Rules and legal aid, client account, office account and disbursements
  • Requirements in the legal aid contract
  • Legal aid income for Southwark Law Centre 
  • Monitoring, LAA Provider Activity Reports – what other reports do we need


Please note, only Law Centre staff and trustees should attend this training.

Trainer – Vicky Ling

Vicky Ling has significant experience in managing third sector legal services; a Law Centre, a CAB with an employed solicitor and an independent advice centre. She has provided specialist management consultancy to legal service providers, including many NfP agencies, for around twenty years.

Vicky was a founder member of the Civil Justice Council and served two terms. She was heavily involved in access to justice and pro bono issues. She has been a member of the Low Commission on legal advice and support, which is coming to the end of its work after almost three years.

Vicky is co-editor, (with Simon Pugh) and one of the contributors to the LAG Legal Aid Handbook, the 2017-18 edition will be out by April, (subsequent developments are posted on our blog She has co-authored a complaints handling toolkit and client care toolkit (with Fiona Westwood) for the Law Society.  She is an approved Lexcel Consultant.


Other sessions available:

Please note that this training will take place in London and Manchester. You are welcome to sign up to whichever suits you best. See our organiser page for details of other training sessions. 

Should you wish to arrange a spereate training, either just for your own board or together with neighbouring Law Centres, please contact Klara at and she will try to accommodate your request.

Do you have questions about Law Centres and Legal Aid - What Trustees need to know - London ? Contact Law Centres Network

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Tavis House
1-6 Tavistock Square
WC1H 9NA London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 from 18:00 to 20:30 (BST)

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Law Centres Network

The Law Centres Network is the national membership body for Law Centres, legal practices that are charities. Law Centres specialise in social welfare law and target their services at the most disadvantaged members of their communities.

Law Centres Network is a business name of the Law Centres Federation, a charity registered in England and Wales no. 1088588 and a company limited by guarantee no. 2433492. Registered office address: Floor 1, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA. The name 'Law Centre' is a registered trade mark of the Law Centres Federation.

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