Monthly Archives: November 2012

Legal Aid Reforms and the Limited Means Family Scheme

We are pleased to announce that Trinity Chambers has introduced a scheme to allow clients of limited financial means to access counsel in private law children and financial relief cases.
Legal Aid Reforms
The Legal Aid reforms due to be implemented from 1st April 2013 effectively remove the majority of private law family and children cases from the scope of public funding.  Some clients are already struggling to access solicitors with a Family Contract and are unable to find the funds needed to pay privately.  From April 2013, this situation is likely to become worse.
Several firms of solicitors who no longer have a Family Legal Aid Contract with the Legal Services Commission still wish to provide quality legal services to clients with limited means.  The number of firms without a Family Legal Aid Contract will increase from April 2013.

Continue reading >>