LAG legal aid handbook 2017/18

Vicky Ling and Simon Pugh with Anthony Edwards

August 2017  | 560pp | ISBN:  978 1 908407 86 3| £60


Now the only comprehensive guide to the legal aid scheme, the LAG legal aid handbook 2017/18 is the one book no legal aid lawyer can afford to be without. It covers the legal framework of the scheme, with full discussion of civil, criminal and family legal aid and analysis of the leading case-law since LASPO.

The  LAG legal aid handbook 22017/18  gives practical, step by step guidance on conducting cases, getting paid, advocacy, financial and contract management, performance monitoring and quality standards and an overview of recent policy developments. There are separate chapters on all the major areas of law covered by legal aid and sections devoted to litigators and advisers, advocates and managers.

The LAG legal aid handbook 2017/18 is packed full of case studies, checklists and practical tips. It provides clear and easy to follow guidance on the ever more complex legal aid system and is essential reading for everyone involved in legal aid from new caseworkers to experienced lawyers and managers.

‘… admirably clear on some very tricky points. There should be at least one copy in every office where legal aid work is carried out.’ Carol Storer, director, LAPG.

‘I wish I could say “this book is never off my desk” but the truth is my copy of LAG Legal Aid Handbook always appears to be on someone else’s … Essential reading for all practitioners seeking to provide a first class service to clients in a post-LASPO world.’  Phil Walsh Partner/Practice Manager, Miles & Partners LLP.

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