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.