Guidance

Standard Civil Contract 2015

Contract documents for the 2015 Standard Civil Contract.

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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2015 Standard Civil Contract termination notice

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Draft sample schedule

2015 category definitions

Supervisor declaration form: actions against the police etc

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Supervisor declaration form: actions against the police, abuse in care only

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Supervisor declaration form: clinical negligence

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Supervisor declaration form: public law

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Details

The 2015 Standard Civil Contract governs the provision of face-to-face legal aid services in the

  • actions against the police etc
  • clinical negligence
  • public law

categories of law.

The 2015 Standard Civil Contract comprises the

  • standard terms
  • specification
  • schedule
  • contract for signature

Standard terms

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

Specification

The draft specification sets out the rules governing the provision of actions against the police etc, clinical negligence and public law contract work.

The procedures for controlled and licensed work and rates for licensed work can be found in legal aid legislation and are referred to in this specification.

The specification is divided into provisions of general application (sections 1 to 6) and category specific rules relating to actions against the police, clinical negligence and public law (Section 7).

Draft sample schedule

This sets out provisions specific to individual providers. Use the sample schedule for illustration as schedules vary between providers.

Draft sample contract for signature

The contract for signature gives effect to the 2015 contract as a whole. Use the sample contract for signature for illustration as they vary between providers.

2015 category definitions

This sets out the legal definitions of each category of law covered by the draft 2015 Standard Civil Contract.

Supervisor declaration forms and guidance

These documents set out the requirements that supervisors must satisfy.

LAA data security requirements and guidance

These documents comprise the basic requirements that providers must meet to maintain the security of data processed on behalf of or with the LAA.

Further documents

You can also use the following guidance and documents:

  • 2015 category definitions
  • equality and diversity guidance
  • LAA data security requirements
  • supervisor declaration form: actions against the police etc
  • supervisor declaration form: actions against the police etc. abuse in care only
  • supervisor declaration form: clinical negligence
  • supervisor declaration form: public law
  • guidance on completing supervisor declaration forms
Published 1 December 2014
Last updated 25 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Standard terms updated, contract amendment notice and summary of amendments published.
  2. 2015 Standard Civil Contract termination notice added.
  3. Amendment notification published for 2013, 2014, & 2015 Standard Civil Contracts, plus CLA specification. Also updated Standard Civil Contracts specification: general rules 1-6.
  4. Draft contract documents replaced with final versions
  5. The following documents have been updated: Draft 2015 Standard Civil Contract Specification (General Provisions 1 to 6), Draft Sample Schedule, Draft Sample Contract For Signature, Draft 2015 Category Definitions.
  6. First published.