CrimeLine reports worrying loss of work for solicitors

Tuesday 21 November 2006 at 8:08 pm | In News | Post Comment

The Legal Services Commission has issued figures for the grant of representation post 2 October 2006, when means testing began. Jim Meyer, who has analysed the figures states

“…in effect (and extrapolating the figures over a period of a year), there has been a 24% reduction in the number of applications for a representation order.  If 17.48% of all applications are failing based on means, solicitors are basically experiencing a total reduction of 42% of representation orders being granted.  This takes no account of those applications failing the IOJ test, which is estimated to be 5% (so the reduction may be as much as 47%). “

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(c) Andrew Keogh.

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