LSC Funding For Plea Discussions In Cases Of Serious Or Complex Fraud Serious fraud 16.07.2009 The Legal Services Commission (LSC) are introducing a new scheme to pay litigators for work done under a provisional representation order for publicly funded representation (legal aid) at the investigative stage of a potential serious fraud or complex fraud. The new Regulations set out the circumstances for the grant by the LSC of a provisional right to publicly funded representation in cases of investigations of serious or complex fraud governed by the Attorney General’s Guidelines on plea discussions in cases of serious or complex fraud. They also provide for the circumstances in which such orders must be withdrawn. The AG Guidelines set out a process by which a prosecutor may discuss an allegation of serious or complex fraud with a person who he or she is prosecuting or expects to prosecute, or with that person’s legal representative. They came into force on 5 May 2009 and apply to plea discussions initiated on or after that date. An investigation means an investigation in a case of serious or complex fraud which may result in criminal proceedings in which the prosecutor would be: (a) the Director of the Serious Fraud Office; (b) the Director of Revenue and Customs Prosecutions; (c) the Financial Services Authority; (d) the Office of Fair Trading; or (e) the Director of Public Prosecutions The Guidelines are at: http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk/Publications/Pages/AttorneyGeneralsGuidelines.aspx To arrange a discussion with no obligations, call Sarah Wallace or Maxine Swift on 0207 421 3883 or send us an online enquiry. Press contact Dave Grimshaw Press Officer 0114 274 4397 Email Dave Related articles 20.03.2019Government Issues Recommendation for Leasehold Reform 15.03.2019Irwin Mitchell Recruits Hundreds Of Volunteers For Red Nose Day 2019 15.03.2019Irwin Mitchell Scoops Hat-trick At Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 13.03.2019Sheffield City Region Launches Global Innovation Corridor At MIPIM 2019 08.03.2019Irwin Mitchell Launches Women in Law Timeline 05.03.2019Does A Rest Break At Work Have To Be Continuous?