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Civil news: submitting escape fee claims online

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


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 – 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