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Crime news: email pilot for representation orders

Representation order email option for crime applications in Nottingham and Mansfield.


Starting on Monday 8 June 2015 providers making CRM14 eForm applications for cases at Nottingham and Mansfield magistrates’ courts will be able to receive their representation orders by email.

CRM14 eForm and CJSM Secure eMail

The pilot builds on the introduction of the CRM14 eForm by allowing providers to enter their CJSM Secure eMail email address to receive representation orders instead of relying on the post.

If the pilot is successful it is likely that this initiative will be rolled out nationally. However, it will only be available to providers who:

  • hold CJSM Secure eMail accounts
  • submit applications for criminal legal aid online via the CRM14 eForm

Why Secure eMail?

CJSM Secure eMail is the best way of safeguarding personal or sensitive data when using email to send documents between the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) and providers. It also avoids the risk of possible data breaches under the Data Protection Act and ensures that documents only go to the right recipients.

Representation orders can contain sensitive information so it is important that this information is treated legally and appropriately.

What happens next?

The pilot will run from 8 June 2015 and is expected to run for 3 weeks, during which the LAA will review progress and address any issues identified by providers or our Criminal Applications Team.

We will update all providers again about the pilot before the end of June 2015.

Signing up to Secure eMail

The registration process takes about 7 working days to complete once you have returned the signed terms and conditions and business sponsor information.

Further information

CJSM Secure eMail – use ‘signing up’ tab

Defence practitioners: guidelines on digital working – especially ‘CJSM: How to connect’ PDF near foot of page

Crime eForms

Free online training for CRM14 eForm

Published 5 June 2015