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This document supplements the quarterly legal aid statistics bulletin by providing a comprehensive guide to the statistics and how to use them.
It provides a brief background overview of the legal aid system including recent reforms, and it also covers:
explanations of terminology
data sources and quality
users and uses of the statistics
other explanatory notes
For users of the detailed data published in csv format each quarter, a separate guide to the more detailed data is published alongside each quarterly legal aid statistics bulletin.