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Request for expressions of interest for Law Society nominees to the LAA's Contract Review Body

9 June 2016

Function

The Contract Review Body's (CRB) function is defined in the Legal Aid Agency's (LAA) contracts with legal aid providers, where it forms part of a wider contractual dispute-resolution process, leading ultimately to mediation or litigation. It determines contractual disputes mainly relating to contract termination decisions between the LAA and providers and it is, in effect, the final internal decision making stage.

Constitution

The constitution of the CRB normally comprises three members, as follows:

a) The LAA's principal legal advisor or other senior legal advisor of the LAA
b) A senior member of the LAA staff, and
c) A Law Society nominee.

There is usually at least one CRB hearing a month. Panel members do not sit on all hearings. Scheduling depends on availability and the number of Law Society nominees.

Attendance Fees and Expenses

CRB panel members shall be remunerated at the rate of:

£143.55 for an allocation of appeals for one half-day and £287.10 for full day

Contact

To submit your expression of interest, please contact legalaid@lawsociety.org.uk. 

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