The High Court found on 30 September 2010 (Law Society of England and Wales v Legal Services Commission [2010] EWHC 2550 (Admin)), that the tender carried out by the Legal Services Commission (LSC) in its tender for the provision of publicly funded family law services was procedurally flawed. The Law Society of England and Wales applied for judicial review of LSC’s decision to award the contract on the basis that the accreditation scheme used by LSC was unfair and arbitrary. The High Court found that the process used by the LSC could not rationally identify those best qualified to provide the services. The High Court therefore concluded that the award was unlawful. The LSC subsequently confirmed that it is not intending to appeal the judgment.