The landscape of legal aid has changed significantly over the last few years with the LASPO cuts and the major restructuring of crime. These are difficult times for practitioners.

This year’s conference provides practical advice on business survival; how to establish a business approach to legal aid work, how to reduce your overheads and work on a tighter budget. It considers innovation and the role of technology in access to justice. It  provides  a dynamic speed consultancy session where you will be able to speak directly to experts on issues that concern you. 

Why attend?

The conference will give you informed business advice on how successful firms have survived  and what technology holds in store. 

Our opening plenary on access to justice as a business considers business strategy, how to restructure your firm and generating income streams. It provides practical experiences from innovative practitioners. Breakout sessions cover alternative dispute resolution and ways of keeping your clients out of court; getting the most out of your expert; and maximising civil legal aid costs.

This essential event, presented by subject matter experts, will include:

  • An opening plenary on access to justice as a business
  • Expert guidance on how to restructure your firm
  • Advice on generating income streams
  • A dynamic speed consultancy session including advice on marketing yourself, how to use technology in your business, questions on costs, 
    and your regulatory queries. 
  • Interactive breakout sessions on alternative dispute resolution
  • The new duty contracts 
  • Maximising your civil legal aid costs
  • CCMS
  • A closing plenary on technology and innovation in access to justice

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at the following:

  • Legal aid practitioners
  • Practice managers
  • Managing partners of legal aid firms
  • Not-for-profit administrators
  • Policy advisors
  • Compliance officers for legal practice (COLPs)

Special rate of £95 +VAT for JLD members (up to 2 years PQE), for a limited time only. Please email events to receive this discount.

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