LSC announces Family tender timetable
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Administrator
The LSC has announced the timetable for the Family tender. Key points are:
The process will not be competitive in the same way as last year
All bidders meeting basic criteria will be awarded a contract
Providers will not be required to undertake the full range of family work and will be able to do either private or public family law, or both
‘Licensed work only’ contracts will be available
The Supervisor to Caseworker ratio will be adjusted to 1:4
Family with Housing contracts will be offered with a minimum size of 50 Housing new matter starts. Key dates 5th September 2011 – tender process opens 3rd October 2011 – tender process closes Mid November 2011 – notifications of awards and requests for verification Early December 2011 – verification documentation received 1st February 2012 – contract begins For more information go to the LSC's website

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Description: Vicky Ling - author
Vicky Ling is a consultant specialising in legal aid practice and a founder member of the Law Consultancy Network.