Part 1 of Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act effective from 23 March 2015.
New civil injunctions have been introduced under part 1 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act (ASBCPA).
These replace Anti-Social Behaviour Orders and Anti-Social Behaviour injunctions as well as a number of other orders which were previously used.
Application, variation, discharge and appeal of these injunctions will all be covered by civil legal aid.
Adult and youth proceedings
There are different arrangements for court proceedings depending on whether an adult or a youth is being dealt with:
- adults – injunction proceedings will be heard in either the county court or high court
- youths – injunction proceedings will be heard in the youth court or Crown Court.
These will be will be covered by criminal legal aid – although civil providers may apply for an individual case contract. Breach proceedings will be heard in the court where the original order was given.
Our civil and crime contracts have been updated to reflect these changes – see link below.
Training and guidance
Use the training link below to find out more about these changes and what they mean for you. To access the training you will need to register on the Provider Training site and complete all the required fields. Anyone who has a Legal Aid Agency (LAA) office account number and a practising certificate number should have them to hand when registering.
Advocates or anyone else who do not, can still register without this information.
Training for providers can be accessed by the Provider Training website – see below.
To access the training you will need to register on the Justice Academy site and complete all the required fields. If you have signed up already, you should:
- Log in
- Go to ‘Crime’ or ‘Civil’ tab at the top of the page
- Use the link titled ‘Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act (ASBCPA) 2014’
LAA guidance has also been updated including guidance on billing and proceedings codes. This is available on the legal aid pages on GOV.UK.
Civil and crime contracts – to view updated contracts
CWA codes guidance – billing codes guidance
Civil legal aid application forms: supporting guidance – proceeding codes guidance
Provider training website – to access ASBCPA training
Training only queries – contact your contract manager
Published: 23 March 2015
From: Legal Aid Agency