Joint Deputy Director, Service Development and Central Commissioning

Jo Fiddian

Jo Fiddian

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Biography

Jo Fiddian is the Deputy Director for Service Development and Central Commissioning and has been in post since November 2018 when she joined the Legal Aid Agency on secondment from HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS). She now shares her role with Lynn Evans. Her previous roles include:

  • Deputy Director responsible for criminal courts operational policy, HMCTS

  • Head of Civil Jurisdiction Team, HMCTS

  • Sentencing and Rehabilitation Green Paper & Payment by Results policy, MoJ Policy

  • Operations Manager of the Administrative Court, Royal Courts of Justice, HMCTS

  • On loan to Lambeth Council to lead on strategy to reduce reoffending

  • Resettlement lead, Office of the Regional Offender Manager for London, NOMS

Joint Deputy Director, Service Development and Central Commissioning

The Deputy Director for Service Development and Central Commissioning is responsible for policy implementation, working closely with the Ministry of Justice Legal Aid Policy team, and the commissioning of legal aid services for the Legal Aid Agency.