The Actions Against Detaining Authorities (AADA) team at Farleys have been awarded a prestigious new contract by the Legal Service Commission (LSC) to provide legal advice within this specialist area of the law. The contract covers new matter starts in physical, psychological and sexual abuse compensation claims, claims against public authorities and legal advice/representation for Inquests.
Although already holding an existing contract provide advice through the Legal Aid scheme within this area of work at the Blackburn and Accrington offices, the new contract allows three times the number of new cases starts, and now extends to the Manchester and Burnley offices.
The new contract began on 15th November 2010.
Jonathan Bridge, Partner in actions against detaining authorities commented on the new contract :
“We are delighted to have trebled the size of the contract with the Legal Services Commission.
“The extension of our contract will obviously allow us to help more people in the areas of inquests, claims against the police and claims involving the physical, psychological or sexual abuse of children, adults and the elderly.
“The increasing success of the department is reflected in a well deserved Law Society Excellence Award for our Assistant Solicitor, Gemma Vine and the recruitment of a new assistant Solicitor Richard Forrest”.