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Legal Services Commission: Contracts

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many firms of solicitors held contracts with the Legal Services Commission for the supply of legal advice in family law matters in 2006. (191060)

Contracts for the supply of legal advice in family law matters are held with the Community Legal Service (CLS). The CLS contracts with solicitors’ offices rather than firms and they may have more than one. 2,881 solicitors’ offices held contracts with the Legal Services Commission for the supply of legal advice in family law matters as at 31 March 2006.