The United Kingdom’s Legal Services Commission was forced to shut down its new Web-based payment system for legal aid scheme lawyers indefinitely, just a fortnight after launch, ministers have admitted.

The collapse of LSC Online comes as the commission is already struggling to keep solicitors working on legal aid cases. Experienced lawyers are turning away from legal aid work, angered by a shake-up that threatens to cut pay rates.

LSC Online — part of a

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