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Legal Aid Agency seeks new mediation providers

Tender document published to implement recommendations by the Mediation Task Force

  • The Legal Aid Agency has published plans setting out how it will implement the recommendations contained in the recent report by the Mediation Task Force. That report called on the LAA to 

    • fund the first mediation session in all cases where one of the people involved is already legally aided; and
    • review its future contracts with Mediation services to enhance overall service quality.

    In response the LAA is offering organisations the opportunity to tender to deliver these additional Family Mediation services from 1 February 2015. As there are no current limits or restrictions on the volumes of Family Mediation that can be undertaken, any organisation that applies and successfully meets the tender requirements will be awarded a contract. 

    Existing contract holders do not have to re-apply: their contracts will be automatically extended until 31st October 2016. Such contract holders can also apply to provide services at additional Outreach locations. 

    The tender process opens on 1st October 2014 and runs until the 31st October 2014 with the contracts running from 1st February 2015 and 31st October 2016. 

    Full details on the tender requirement and the application process can be downloaded from the gov.uk website.

News, published: 28/08/2014

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Published: 28/08/2014

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