Civil news: updated contract schedules from April 2015
New contract schedules with matter start allocations to be uploaded for 2015/16.
Civil schedules are being replaced for contracts coming to an end on 31 March 2015. These include:
- 2010 Standard Civil Contract (Actions against the Police, public law, clinical negligence)
- 2013 Standard Civil Contract (Family, housing and debt, immigration and asylum)
- 2014 Standard Civil Contract (Mental health and community care)
New schedules for these categories will be issued. The matter start allocation will be calculated on the basis that providers receive 100% of the matters that they reported in the previous schedule period.
The only exception is where providers reported 50% or less of their allocation. In these circumstances, provider will receive 80% of their previous allocation.
The new contract civil schedules will be uploaded and available to view by 30 April 2015. Work completed in April can be reported from 1 May 2015.
The schedules are not being uploaded earlier in order to minimise the risk of matter starts being reported against the wrong month.
Where providers have the power to self-grant a further 50% matter starts they may do so in addition to the amount specified in the schedule.
Where a provider does not have the power to self-grant, they can request up to an additional 50% of matter starts from the contract manager.
If you have any questions over your new allocation, you should contact your contract manager.
Published: 19 March 2015
From: Legal Aid Agency