The LAPG and Fisher Meredith Solicitors have both released press releases today warning of the consequences if the deadline to sign the proposed new Unified Contract is not extended.

The LAPG has today written to the Legal Services Commission urging the LSC to think again about imposing the new legal aid contract on the legal professsion in order to prevent significant harm to the interests of clients.

This comes as large South London firm and Preferred Supplier, Fisher Meredith, warned that if the proposed new Unified Contract is not delayed, the most vulnerable in society will be left without a voice. The firm released a press release today setting out just what we are set to lose if those providing legal aid are forced to stop doing so or sign a contract which the Law Society has advised is unfair.

Read the LAPG press release.

Read Fisher Meredith press release.