Guidance

Standard civil contract 2018

The 2018 Standard Civil Contract governs the provision of face-to-face legal aid services in all civil categories.

Documents

2018 Standard Civil Contract standard terms (July 2018)

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2018 Standard Civil Contract specification (general provisions 1-6) (July 2018)

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2018 Standard Civil Contract category specific rules family (section 7) (July 2018)

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2018 Standard Civil Contract category specific rules immigration and asylum & IRCs (section 8) (July 2018)

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2018 Standard Civil Contract category specific rules mental health (section 9)

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2018 Standard Civil Contract category specific rules housing and debt (section 10)

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2018 Standard Civil Contract category specific rules community care (section 11)

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2018 Standard Civil Contract category specific rules welfare benefits (Section 12)

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2018 Standard Civil Contract Category specific rules claims against public authorities (section 13)

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2018 Standard Civil Contract category specific rules public law (section 14)

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2018 Standard Civil Contract category specific rules clinical negligence (section 15)

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2018 Standard Civil Contract category specific rules family mediation

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2018 Standard Civil Contract schedule (July 2018)

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2018 Civil Contract Mediation Schedule (July 2018)

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2018 Standard Civil Contract: contract for signature (July 2018)

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2018 Standard Civil Contract category definitions (July 2018)

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Supervisor self-declaration form: family

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Supervisor self-declaration form: immigration and asylum supervisor self-declaration

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Supervisor self-declaration form: mental health (route 1)

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Supervisor self-declaration form: mental health (route 2)

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Supervisor self-declaration form: housing and debt

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Supervisor self-declaration form: community care

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Supervisor self-declaration form: welfare benefits

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Supervisor self-declaration form: claims against public authorities

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Supervisor self-declaration form: claims against public authorities, abuse in care only

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Supervisor self-declaration form: public law

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Supervisor self-declaration form: clinical negligence

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Supervisor self-declaration form: family mediation

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Guidance on completing supervisor declaration forms

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2018 Standard civil contract Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme specification category specific rules

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2018 Standard civil contract Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme contract for signature

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2018 Standard civil contract Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme schedule

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Details

The 2018 Standard Civil Contract consists of the:

  • Standard terms
  • Specification (General Provisions & Category Specific Rules)
  • Schedule
  • Contract for Signature
  • Category Definitions 2018

Standard terms

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

  • 2018 Standard Civil Contract Standard Terms

Specification

The specification sets out the rules governing the provision of civil contract work.

The specification is divided into provisions of General Provisions (sections 1 to 6) and Category Specific Rules relating to the different categories of civil law.

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 (General Provisions sections 1-6).

  • 2018 Standard Civil Contract Specification (General Provisions 1-6)
  • 2018 Standard Civil Contract Category Specific Rules Family (Section 7)
  • 2018 Standard Civil Contract Category Specific Rules Immigration and Asylum & IRCs (Section 8)
  • 2018 Standard Civil Contract Category Specific Rules Mental Health (Section 9)
  • 2018 Standard Civil Contract Category Specific Rules Housing and Debt (Section 10)
  • 2018 Standard Civil Contract Category Specific Rules Community Care (Section 11)
  • 2018 Standard Civil Contract Category Specific Rules Welfare Benefits (Section 12)
  • 2018 Standard Civil Contract Category Specific Rules Claims Against Public Authorities (Section 13)
  • 2018 Standard Civil Contract Category Specific Rules Public Law (Section 14)
  • 2018 Standard Civil Contract Category Specific Rules Clinical Negligence (Section 15)
  • 2018 Standard Civil Contract Category Specific Rules Family Mediation

Draft sample schedule

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

  • 2018 Standard Civil Contract Schedule

Draft sample contract for signature

The contract for signature gives effect to the 2018 contract as a whole. This is sample contract for signature for illustration .

  • 2018 Standard Civil Contract Contract for Signature

Category definitions 2018

This sets out the legal definitions of each category of law covered by the draft 2018 Standard Civil Contract.

  • 2018 Standard Civil Contract Category Definitions 2018

Supervisor-self declaration forms and guidance

These documents set out the requirements that supervisors must satisfy

  • Supervisor Self-Declaration Form- Family
  • Supervisor Self-Declaration Form- Immigration and Asylum Supervisor Self-Declaration
  • Supervisor Self- Declaration Form- Mental Health (Route 1)
  • Supervisor Self-Declaration Form- Mental Health (Route 2)
  • Supervisor Self-Declaration Form- Housing and Debt
  • Supervisor Self-Declaration Form- Community Care
  • Supervisor Self-Declaration Form- Welfare Benefits
  • Supervisor Self-Declaration Form- Claims Against Public Authorities
  • Supervisor Self-Declaration Form- Claims Against Public Authorities- Abuse in Care only
  • Supervisor Self-Declaration Form- Public Law
  • Supervisor Self-Declaration Form- Clinical Negligence
  • Supervisor Self-Declaration Form- Family Mediation
  • Guidance on completing supervisor declaration forms

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 LAA.

Further documents

You can also use the following guidance and documents:

Published 19 September 2017
Last updated 19 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Publication of final version of 2018 Standard Civil Contract documentation.
  2. 2018 Standard Civil Contract Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme documents published.
  3. First published.