Legal Aid Agency Review Panel Member

Body: Legal Aid Agency
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Regulation
Location: Various
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 100
Remuneration: £52 per hour
Time Requirements: 20-80 hours a year. We will always check your availability before allocating appeals.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    13/10/2020

  • Closed for Applications

    01/11/2020

  • Panel Sift

    09/11/2020

  • Final Interview Date

    TBC

  • Announcement

    TBC

Vacancy Description

As a solicitor or CILEx Fellow, you will be expected to:

  • work for an organisation with a contract with the LAA or have done so within the past two years
  • demonstrate a good knowledge of the LAA’s contracts, regulations and guidance
  • evidence your commitment to training and development
  • have a current practising certificate
  • As a barrister, you will be expected to:
  • handle regular legal aid casework in the area(s) of law where you have declared a specialism
  • demonstrate a good knowledge of the LAA’s contract, regulations and guidance
  • evidence your commitment to training and development
  • have a current practising certificate

As a Cost Lawyer, you will be expected to have:

  • a regular involvement in the preparation of claims in legal aid cases
  • a good knowledge of the LAA’s contracts, regulations and guidance
  • a current practising certificate from the Cost Lawyer Standards Board

Person Specification

Generic skills

  • Highly effective interpersonal and communications skills including succinct and effective report writing
  • Ability to take objective decisions against a set of criteria that requires both adherence to rules and the reasonable and impartial exercise of discretion, in circumstances where the facts may be complex and where there may be pressure from individuals in serious personal circumstances and from those representing them
  • Understanding of and commitment to the Seven Principles of Public Life and to equality and diversityWe will prefer candidates who can evidence effective legal decision making, candidates with judicial appointments and those who are actively involved in the assessment of costs to a high standard.
  • Desirable criteria

Additional Information

Any enquiries can be addressed to mark.crosskill@justice.gov.uk. Civil practitioners might also be interested in joining the Special Controls Review Sub Panel which considers appeals in high cost and/or complex cases, some of which are high profile. These appeals are considered in committee, normally as a telephone or video conference.

How to Apply

Send the following documents:

 

  • Application Form
  • Exercise A – if applying for Independent Funding Adjudicator (civil)
  • Exercise B – if applying for Independent Funding Adjudicator (crime) and/or Independent Costs Assessor (crime)
  • Exercise C – if applying for Independent Costs Assessor (civil)
  • Diversity Monitoring Form

Complete applications should be sent to: PublicAppointmentsTeam@justice.gsi.gov.uk,receipt of applications will be acknowledged.

Attachments
Application Form 2020 FINAL1
Written Exercise A - Civil IFA Role
Written Exercise B - Crime IFA & ICA Role
Written Exercise C - Civil ICA Role
20200107 - diversity-monitoring-form-accessible - issued
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