Legal Aid Report

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The Legal Services Commission have recently undertaken an independent Peer Review Report to grade the quality of the legal advise and service supplied by us. 15 files where chosen by them at random.  The review assessed Sarginsons Hughes & Masser's quality of work at Competence Plus, the second highest level attainable under this review system.  Below is a summary of the findings of the Peer Reviewer on these 15 files:-

  1. "The Supplier (Sarginsons) is clearly trying to provide a cohesive, efficient service to clients from arrest at the police station through to the Magistrates' and the Crown Court.
  2. It is clear from the sheer volume of better than expected outcomes in the files reviewed that the Supplier places great importance in "going the extra mile" in each case.  The number of cases in which huge efforts are made to engage third parties in the process (be they offender agencies or experts) to help clients is impressive and the files reveal an energy and enthusiasm to obtain the best outcome for each client.
  3. There is evidence on nearly every file of the way in which each fee earner has used strong advocacy skills to obtain good outcomes for their clients.  There is clearly a 'team' at work on each file."
23rd February 2019

Sarginsons Law