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Legal aid statistics

These reports present the key statistics on activity in the legal aid system for England and Wales.

The reports include statistics on:

  • Criminal legal aid
  • Civil legal aid
  • Central Funds
  • Providers of legal aid
  • Client diversity

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Recent releases

  1. User guide to legal aid statistics in England and Wales
  2. Legal aid statistics: July to September 2018
  3. Legal aid statistics: April to June 2018
  4. Legal aid statistics: January to March 2018
  5. Legal aid statistics: October to December 2017

Older releases

  1. Legal aid statistics: July to September 2017
  2. Legal aid statistics: April to June 2017
  3. Legal aid statistics: January to March 2017
  4. Legal aid statistics: October to December 2016
  5. Legal aid statistics: July to September 2016
  6. Legal aid statistics: April to June 2016
  7. Legal aid statistics quarterly: January to March 2016
  8. Legal aid statistics: October to December 2015
  9. Legal aid statistics quarterly: July to September 2015
  10. Legal aid statistics: April to June 2015
  11. Legal aid statistics: January to March 2015
  12. Legal aid statistics: October to December 2014
  13. Legal aid statistics: July 2014 to September 2014
  14. Legal aid statistics: April 2014 to June 2014
  15. Legal aid statistics: April 2013 to March 2014
  16. Criminal legal aid statistics: October 2012 to September 2013
  17. Legal aid statistics: April 2011 to March 2013
  18. Legal aid statistics: barrister fee income from public sources April 2012 to March 2013
Published 9 September 2013
Last updated 13 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Legal aid statistics: July to September 2018 edition added
  2. Legal aid statistics: April to June 2018 edition added
  3. Legal aid statistics: January to March 2018 edition added
  4. Jan to March 2016 quarterly statistics added.
  5. Latest legal aid statistics added.
  6. Legal aid statistics: January to March 2015
  7. Legal aid statistics: October to December 2014 published A guide to legal aid statistics in England and Wales published
  8. Legal aid statistics for July 2014 to September 2014 published.
  9. Statistical notice added for next legal aid statistics quarterly
  10. Official statistics for Exceptional Case Funding have been removed. These can now be found in the legal aid statistics bulletins. These official statistics supersede any previously released management information.
  11. Legal aid statistics for April to June 2014 published.
  12. Statistical notices published for the next future publications
  13. Latest stats from April 2013 to March 2014 added.
  14. Exceptional Case Funding statistics for April 2013 to December 2013 published.
  15. Latest legal aid statistics added.
  16. Added a new publication - Exceptional Case Funding in Legal Aid Statistics
  17. First published.