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Civil news: submitting escape fee claims online

You can now go online to submit your EC1 escape fee forms.

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Providers are now able to take advantage of an electronic submission process for civil escape fee claims.

This involves:

  • submitting an online Civil EC Claim 1 form to a specific mailbox
  • uploading the file of papers to a cloud storage facility

Advantages include:

  • quicker processing times
  • reduced postage costs for providers and the Legal Aid Agency
  • less chance of a file being rejected

The system is currently being piloted with providers. Once the pilot phase has drawn to a close we would like interested providers to be able to adopt the system as soon as possible.

How do I take advantage?

If you already have a fully electronic case management system and are able to upload files to a cloud storage system, speak to your contract manager, or use the email address below to find out more.

Further information

mhu-ec@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk – mark your email for the attention of Danny Whittle who will send you information on submitting civil escape fee claims electronically.

Published 29 September 2016