The Criminal Applications team (CAT) and the National Courts Team (NCT) have amended telephone opening hours over the Christmas period.
Excluding bank holidays and weekends the telephone lines will be available from 9am to 12pm and 3pm to 5pm.
Alternatively, the email option can obviously be used at any time if that works better for you.
Benefits of CRM14 eForm
Remember to consider the benefits of the CRM14 eForm for your criminal legal aid applications:
- Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) benefit checker gives an immediate indication of client eligibility
- big reduction in rejects compared to paper applications
- electronic notifications on your application – so you know it has been safely received
- you can track the progress of your application via the eForm portal
Criminal legal aid processing – includes the eForms timetable
Praise for CRM14 eForms in crime provider survey – news story with provider feedback
Legal Aid Agency (LAA) online
Published 18 December 2014