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Professional risk declarations

A regular formal review of all cases in law centres is essential to enable the Board ensure the quality of its services and to ensure that there is a proper structure in place to limit the scope of any potential actions against it in the future. The formal process must, therefore, be operated by each and every solicitor. This requires that solicitors review their files and ensure that the case status on EOS is up to date. Each solicitor is required to complete a review before the end of May, September and January.                                                                               

A declaration as set out in this Chapter must also be completed by each solicitor three times a year and sent to the Director of Civil Legal Aid. It is permitted to scan the completed declaration or to make the declaration via e-mail (by copying the form below into an email and inserting your name and today’s date where applicable)