With its usual perfect timing, the LSC last week launched its programme of training on the implementation of the legal aid changes. The new scheme goes live on 1st April 2013; the training courses are being run during March and April. Many of the sessions will not therefore take place until the changes have already happened.
But practitioners will need to think through the implications for their organisations before, not after, 1st April.
The new edition of the Handbook, which will be published for the start of the new scheme, is now available for pre-order (click the cover on the right to pre-order by email). For this edition, we are particularly pleased to welcome Tony Edwards who has edited the crime chapters.