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De Jure Chambers awarded Standard Crime Contract by LAA

De Jure Chambers has been awarded a Standard Crime Contract by the Legal Aid Agency. This means that for the next year, we will be able to carry out Contract Work for Criminal Investigations and Criminal Proceedings. This includes appeals and reviews.

Through our Legal Aid contract, we are now able to offer legal representation to anyone facing criminal charges who cannot afford to pay for their own lawyer. If you think you might be in such a position, please get in touch with us and we will let you know if you are eligible, free of charge. We will be practicing in:

CAMBRIDGESHIRE: Cambridge and Ely
LONDON: Bishopsgate, Camberwell Green, Central London, Clerkenwell, Hampstead, Highbury Corner, Old Street, and Tower Bridge.

We were also successful in bidding for Prison Law, including Appeals and Review.

We were able to do this because we passed the SQM desktop audit. Contract holders have to hold a Quality Standard throughout the Contract Period, and applicants have to demonstrate that they hold either the LAA’s Specialist Quality Mark (“SQM”) or the Law Society’s Lexcel Practice Management standard (“Lexcel”). Thanks to the tireless work of our senior paralegal and the responsiveness of our existing clients, we passed our SQM desktop audit the first time around. Our award is still subject to basic verifications, but we are confident we will meet these requirements.


 If you are seeking advice on any of the issues discussed in this article, please feel free to contact De Jure Chambers on 01223 643580 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be happy to help.  

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