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NYAS seeking to overturn LSC decision

  • NYAS seeking to overturn LSC decision

    The National Youth Advocacy Service is set to challenge a decision by the Legal Services Commission that would result in them being unable to continue providing representation for children in family courts as from 1 February 2012. The charity has asked Justice Secretary Ken Clarke to overrule the decision of the LSC.

    The LSC allegedly refused NYAS a contract following the tender round in September 2011 on the grounds that it submitted an incomplete application form. NYAS have denied this and are seeking to overturn the decision; in the meantime though, NYAS can no longer provide separate and independent representation for those children embroiled in protracted and acrimonious court proceedings.

    NYAS, a charity, has represented children in family court proceedings for more than 13 years and its work has been praised by judges in several reported family cases.

News, published: 03/02/2012

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Published: 03/02/2012

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