*Lord Chancellor v Blavo & Co Solicitors Ltd (in liquidation) and another

Legal aid – Solicitor. The first defendant law firm was liable to repay to the claimant Lord Chancellor the sum of £22,136,001.71 paid to it by way of legal aid for mental health cases based on fraudulent claims for payment in the vast majority of 23,173 identified cases. The Queen's Bench Division further held that the second defendant former director was liable pursuant to a deed of guarantee and indemnity.

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