High cost cases: non-family (civil)

Information packs for solicitors and barristers to get legal aid in high cost cases (HCC) where the matter is outside of family law.


Solicitor information pack

Barrister information pack

Case plan: non-family

Actions against the police

Clinical negligence

Prison law judicial review


Who manages HCC non-family

Civil high cost non-family cases are managed by the Exceptional and Complex Case Team via. a number of sub-teams working out of our London, Cardiff and Brighton offices.


  • actions against the police/judicial review
  • clinical negligence/education


  • terrorism/environmental/multi-party actions
  • housing/other civil

A non-family pack - general guidance and case plans

  • solicitors’ information pack
  • barristers’ information pack
  • case plan pack (non-family)

Category specific guidance (funding checklists)

  • actions against the police
  • clinical negligence
  • prison law and judicial review

Where to send forms

New matters

For new matters, please contact the following:

Legal Aid Agency
Berkley Way
Unit 8B
NE31 1SF
DX: 742 350 Jarrow


Phone: 0300 200 2020

DX: 94310 Brighton

Existing matters

For existing matters, please contact the LAA office which is currently dealing with your case.

The email address for the Exceptional and Complex Case Team is:

Processing times

We process 90% of new or ongoing case plans in 20 working days.

And we deal with most correspondence within 10 working days.

Published 1 June 2014
Last updated 26 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Postal address changed

  2. Documents updated.

  3. Clinical negligence document updated.

  4. First published.