The 'Clients' of the Publicly Funded Lawyer

International Legal Aid Group Conference. Wellington, New Zealand, April 1-3, 2009

16 Pages Posted: 21 May 2009

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Marc Mason

University of Westminster (Westminster Law School)

Avrom Sherr

University of London - Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Date Written: April 3, 2009

Abstract

This paper considers concepts of the “client” from the viewpoint of the lawyers working on publicly funded cases in England and Wales. It uses the lens of competence and quality assessment of legal work in the context of peer review, and suggests a picture of the way clients are currently perceived and treated by their publicly funded lawyers.

Keywords: Lawyer-Client, Legal Profession, Professional Competence, Peer Review, Legal Serivces, Legal Aid, Lawyers, Quality

Suggested Citation

Mason, Marc and Sherr, Avrom H., The 'Clients' of the Publicly Funded Lawyer (April 3, 2009). International Legal Aid Group Conference. Wellington, New Zealand, April 1-3, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1407607 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1407607

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