Contracts for providing legal aid services
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.
Face-to-face legal aid services for civil cases
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.
Remote legal aid services for civil cases
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 legal aid services for criminal cases
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).