Legal aid: civil claim forms

Guidance and checklists for CIV CLAIM1, CIV CLAIM1a, CIV CLAIM2, CIV POA1, Counsel Matrix, EX504, EX505, CIV CLAIM 5 and 5a, CF1A (CF1) and CIV ADMIN 1.


  1. Documents

Use of the new versions of forms CIVCLAIM1, 1A, 2, 5, 5A and POA1 is mandatory from 1 April 2015.

Old versions signed on or before 31 March 2015 should be submitted before 30 April 2015 or they may be rejected.

The Counsel matrix is a new form which is mandatory from 1 April.

Civil certificated enquiries

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) only deals with callers chasing submitted work when the following applies:

  • you have waited longer than our published targets
  • the matter has become urgent because legal aid work has to be started immediately

Phone: 0300 200 2020

Send general civil related work to:

Legal Aid Agency
Unit B8, Berkley Way
Viking Business Park
South Tyneside
NE31 1SF

DX 742350 Jarrow