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User guide to legal aid statistics in England and Wales

These documents supplement the quarterly legal aid statistics bulletin by providing a comprehensive guide to the statistics, data and how to use them.

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User guide to legal aid statistics in England and Wales

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Index of data in Legal aid statistics

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Legal aid statistics Quality Statement

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These documents supplement the quarterly legal aid statistics bulletin by providing a comprehensive guide to the statistics, data and how to use them.

They provide a brief background overview of the legal aid system including recent reforms, and it also covers:

  • explanations of terminology
  • data sources and quality
  • revisions policy
  • users and uses of the statistics
  • other explanatory notes
  • lists available data
  • guidance for working with data
  • quality statement
Published 26 March 2015
Last updated 24 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. User guide and Index updated for the April to June 2020 edition of the legal aid statistics

  2. User guide and Index updated for the January to March 2020 edition of the legal aid statistics

  3. User guide and Index updated for the October to December 2019 edition of the legal aid statistics Separate Quality statement (previously included in the user guide) published

  4. User guide and Index updated for the July to September 2019 edition of the legal aid statistics

  5. User guide and Index updated for the April to June 2019 edition of the legal aid statistics

  6. Updated revisions policy hyperlink

  7. User guide updated for the January to March 2019 edition of the legal aid statistics and Index of data is added to this page.

  8. User guide updated for the October to December 2018 edition of the legal aid statistics

  9. User guide updated

  10. User guide updated for the July to September 2018 edition of the legal aid statistics

  11. Guide updated.

  12. User guide updated for the January to March 2018 edition of the legal aid statistics

  13. Guide updated.

  14. User guide updated

  15. Guide updated.

  16. User guide updated.

  17. Guide updated.

  18. Updated user guide added to page.

  19. Guide updated.

  20. New version of the user guide published.

  21. Updated version of ‘A guide to legal aid statistics in England and Wales’ added to page.

  22. Updated guide published.

  23. Updated 'Legal Aid Statistics guide' added to page.

  24. Updated guidance published

  25. First published.