Guidance

Criminal legal aid: crime regulations, crime contracts, and guidance

This page contains criminal legal aid statutory materials, the 2010 Standard Crime Contract, contractual arrangements, criminal legal aid guidance, claim codes.

Statutory materials

The Civil and Criminal Legal Aid (Amendment) Regulations 2015, and amendments

The Criminal Defence Service (Very High Cost Cases) (Funding) Order 2013

The Criminal Legal Aid (Contribution Orders) Regulations 2013, and amendments

The Criminal Legal Aid (Determinations by a Court and Choice of Representative) Regulations 2013, and amendments

The Criminal Legal Aid (Financial Resources) Regulations 2013, and amendments

The Criminal Legal Aid (Motor Vehicle Orders) Regulations 2013

The Criminal Legal Aid (Recovery of Defence Costs Orders) Regulations 2013, and amendments

Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) Regulations 2013, and amendments

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Consequential, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2013Criminal Legal Aid (General) Regulations 2013, and amendments

Contracts

Standard Crime Contract 2017

2010 Standard Crime Contract – Standard Terms (and amendments) and the contract specification (and amendments)

Very High Cost Case (Crime) contracts, arrangements, and guidance

Guidance

Guidance on applications for criminal legal aid and means testing:

Criminal Legal Aid Manual

Legal aid at the police station, magistrates’ court, and prison law:

Criminal Bills Assessment Manual

Legal aid in the Crown Court:

Crown Court fee guidance

Very High Cost (Crime) Cases:

VHCC guidance

Applications and forms

Application forms for criminal legal aid

Police station, magistrates’ court, and prison law claim forms

Crown Court claim forms

Published 27 August 2015