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 Scottish Legal Aid Board spokesman said: "All the advice projects were established on a time-limited basis.
The Legal Aid Board paid the cash into an account held by trustees at the Royal Free for the purposes of Dr Wakefield's research, the charge sheet said.
But she said they sent medical certificates to the Legal Aid Board proving Alan was medically unfit to make the application.
This will reportedly enable the Scottish Legal Aid Board to improve the standard of its decision making as well as the timeliness of its case handling, according to the company.
Dr Horton said that Dr Wakefield had breached the journal's strict rules on potential conflicts of interest by failing to declare his work for the Legal Aid Board.
It was alleged that Dr Wakefield received pounds 55,000 from the Legal Aid Board to conduct the pilot project and that, since there was a substantial overlap of children in both studies, this was a financial conflict of interest which should have been declared to the editors and his co-authors.
The investigation alleged some of the children in The Lancet study were also part of a Legal Aid Board funded pilot project, led by Dr Wakefield, to investigate the grounds for pursuing legal action on behalf of parents of allegedly vaccine-damaged children.
In order to acquire these, firms must be in receipt of a franchise or have passed their first audit by the Legal Aid Board.
In 1975, then director Jim Seals, now a circuit court judge, and Greg Presnell, a Legal Aid board member and executive council member, approached the executive council to add the option of contribution of $150 in lieu of handling a case and to restate the mandatory referral policy.
The legal aid board soon will award contracts to lawyers seeking to represent British claimants.
Jay O'Neill is taking legal action against G4S after claiming his human rights were infringed when he was shackled outside his cell and the Scottish Legal Aid Board have agreed to fund him.

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