Procurement at LAA

Legal Aid Agency (LAA) summary of procurement - eg, current tenders and contracts, terms to carry out work and types of legal aid contracted.

Current opportunities for the provision of legal aid contracts are listed on the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) tender for contracts page.

If you or your organisation is awarded a contract to provide publicly funded legal advice through the LAA, the terms under which you carry out the work will depend on how you provide the services and the type of legal aid you give.

Family, immigration and asylum, housing and debt categories of work are governed by the standard civil contract 2013.

Welfare benefits work is governed by the standard civil contract (welfare benefits) contract 2013, except in the north and south-west and Wales, where the welfare benefits contract 2014 applies.

Community care and mental health categories are governed by the standard civil contract 2014.

Actions against the police etc, public law, clinical negligence, family mediation and immigration removal centres categories are governed by the standard civil contract 2010.

This includes the provision of legal aid by telephone, online and other remote means.

Family, housing and debt, education and discrimination categories of work are governed by the civil legal advice contract 2013.

All cases that would fall under criminal law are governed by the standard crime contract 2010 or through separate arrangements for Very High Cost Cases (VHCC).