Legal aid reform


  1. CRM14: criminal legal aid application form

    Clients applying for criminal legal aid application: main application form (CRM14), eForm CRM14, financial statement (CRM15) client details (CRM1).

  2. Apply for court costs from central funds: no legal aid (forms 5911a and 5912a)

    Form for defendants and solicitors to claim back the costs of a case in a criminal court if you were refused legal aid for representation.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Standard civil contract 2018
  2. Claim for criminal legal aid work under graduated fee schemes
  3. Criminal Legal Aid Manual
  4. Standard Civil Contract 2015
  5. Standard crime contract 2010
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News and communications

  1. Fairer pay for criminal defence advocates in legal aid cases
  2. Civil news: reminder list to encourage prompt billing of claims
  3. Civil news: training video for CCMS administrators working in CWA
  4. Civil news: how to get your bill paid on first submission
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Research and statistics

  1. Legal aid statistics: April to June 2017
  2. Composition and remuneration of junior barristers under the Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme in criminal legal aid
  3. Civil Legal Advice mandatory gateway: research findings
  4. Statistical notice - criminal legal aid statistics Oct 2012 to Sep 2013
  5. Exceptional Case Funding in legal aid statistics
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Legal aid financial eligibility and Universal Credit
  2. Changes to remuneration for legal aid services
  3. Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012: Post-Legislative Memorandum
  4. 2010 to 2015 government policy: legal aid reform
  5. Civil Legal Advice mandatory gateway review
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Input indicators - legal aid, 2010-11
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