Legal Services Commission

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Legal Services Commission

the body responsible for running the Community Legal Service Fund, which replaced civil legal aid in England and Wales in 2000. It took over the work of the Legal Aid Board in this respect.
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A Midland solicitor's firm at the centre an an alleged pounds 2.25 million fraud was "awash with cash" after thousands of bogus claims were submitted to the Legal Aid Board, a court heard.
Mr Melbourne Inman QC, prosecuting, said they got away with the scheme for so long because the Legal Aid Board did not require proof of work carried out but relied on solicitors being truthful.
But his lawyer Paul McBride QC - who sits as a member on the Scottish Legal Aid Board - asked the Crown Office to drop the charges, claiming there was not enough evidence to convict.
A spokesman for the Scottish Legal Aid Board said permission for most was given by senior and the cost "fluctuates year depending on the of case".
"The Legal Aid Board has spent all of this public money and allowed me to spend all this money and then just dropped me at the last minute.
A Scottish Legal Aid Board spokesman said: "Normally if somebody is facing a jail term, he would be awarded criminal legal aid.
A Scottish Legal Aid Board spokeswoman said: "Solicitors would carry out the work and would be paid at a later date."
"We believe that in order to provide the service the public wants and to comply with the ever increasing demands on firms from the Law Society and Legal Aid Board we need a certain critical mass.
A Scottish Legal Aid Board spokeswoman said: "The tests for eligibility for legal aid are set out in legislation passed by the Scottish parliament.
Former policeman Neil McPherson has been reported to the Scottish Legal Aid Board by ex-employee James Kelly.

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