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Housing Possession Court Duty Schemes (HPCDS)

Duty solicitors: forms, guidance and invitations to tender for HPCDS.

Documents

HPCDS provider guidance

Proxy means test eForm 2018

Proxy means test form 2018 (paper)

Client monitoring form

Contract report form

Details

Housing schemes - emergency advice

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) funds HPCDS throughout England and Wales to provide on-the-day emergency advice and advocacy to anyone facing possession proceedings.

The schemes allow anyone in danger of eviction or having property repossessed to get free legal advice and representation on the day of their hearing, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Provider guidance from 1 October 2018

Revised HPCDS provider guidance will come into effect on 1 October 2018 and a document explaining what this means is available above.

The guidance explains about the amended contract report form which providers will need to use to submit claims from 1 October 2018. This will be made available on this page ahead of 1 October.

A privacy notice for HPCDS is also available above. The LAA requires providers, in accordance with clause 16.13(c) of the standard terms, to attach the privacy notice to the advice letter sent to clients following the hearing.

Further information

View information on past tenders.

View duty solicitors: rotas, information and guidance.

Published 1 June 2014
Last updated 1 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. HPCDS provider guidance from 1 October 2018
  2. Proxy means test eForm 2018 and Proxy means test eForm 2018 (Paper) published.
  3. HPCDS providers alphabetical list of LAA funded HPCD providers updated.
  4. HPCDS providers alphabetical list of LAA funded HPCD providers updated.
  5. HPCDS providers alphabetical list of LAA funded HPCD providers updated.
  6. Proxy means test forms updated for new financial year.
  7. Contract report form updated,
  8. 'HPCDS providers alphabetical list of LAA funded HPCD providers' updated.
  9. Proxy Means Test Eform 2016 and Proxy Means Test Form (Paper) 2016 published.
  10. First published.