Guidance

Standard civil contract 2010

Contract documents for providers: clinical negligence, mental health, community care, actions against police, public law, family mediation.

Documents

Contract amendments notice: 25 April 2018

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Summary of amendments to the Standard Civil Contracts (25 April 2018)

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2010 Standard Civil Contract extension letter

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2010 Standard Civil Contract family mediation contract extension offer

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2010 category definitions

2010 Standard Civil Contract: Family mediation category specific rules

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Family mediation self declaration form

Details

The standard civil contract 2010 consists of the:

  • standard terms
  • specification
  • schedule

You can find revised contract documentation and supporting information here.

Standard terms

The standard terms govern the commercial relationship between the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) and the provider.

Specification

The specification sets out the rules governing the provision of civil controlled and licensed work.

It’s divided into provisions of general application (sections 1 to 6) and category specific rules.

Family mediation specification

A separate specification covers family mediation, although this still forms part of the standard civil contract 2010.

Schedule

The schedule is an important contract document that sets out provisions specific to an individual provider, including matter start allocations for controlled work. Use the sample schedule for illustration as schedules vary for each provider.

Contract for signature

The contract for signature is the document which gives effect to the 2010 standard civil contract as a whole. Use the sample contract for signature for illustration as contents vary between providers.

Further documents

You can also use the following form, guidance and tools:

Published 1 June 2014
Last updated 25 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Standard terms updated, contract amendment notice and summary of amendments published.
  2. Extension letter added.
  3. '2010 Standard Civil Contract family mediation contract extension offer' letter added to page.
  4. Crime Contingency Contract: Notice of Extension published.
  5. Contract amendment notice, specification and category definitions added to reflect the 2015 anti social behaviour amendments.
  6. Family mediation specification added for November 2014
  7. 2010 Standard Civil Contract: family mediation specification draft published.
  8. First published.