A law firm in Birmingham has had legal aid contracts hacked by a third party, and changed so that the Legal Services Commission refused them a contract. You can read the full story here.
 
This Briefing Note tells the story of what happened and how David Lock QC and Louise Corfield of No5 Chambers challenged the Legal Services Commission decision successfully in a Judicial Review. 
 
The Note reflects on the lessons that emerged from the case and provides warnings on e-security and LSC tenders.