The costs assessment guidance has been amended to take account of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
There are 3 versions of the costs assessment guidance: one for use with the 2010 Standard Civil Contracts, one for use with the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Standard Civil Contracts and the third for use with the 2018 Standard Civil Contract.
Criminal Bills Assessment Manual (PDF, 1.27MB, 112 pages) sets out the Legal Aid Agency’s approach to costs assessment where work is undertaken in the magistrates’ court under a representation order. The guidance is applied when assessing non standard fee claims and for costs compliance audits on fee claims.
The Crown Court guidance covers all aspects of Crown Court legal aid fees under the Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS) and Litigators’ Graduated Fee Scheme (LGFS).
Narrative and guidance: legal aid updated following EU Exit.
Costs assessment guidance has been amended to take account of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
change EU rights to retained EU rights on Laspo Doc
Published new version of the Civil Finance Electronic Handbook. These changes are part of our preparations for exiting the European Union once the transition period ends on 31 December 2020.
A new version of the Lord Chancellor's guidance (under section 4 of LASPO) has been published. These changes are part of our preparations for exiting the European Union once the transition period ends on 31 December 2020.
Version 9 of the Criminal Bills Assessment Manual published.
Guidance on the changes to the 2018 Immigration specification published.
New version of Civil Finance electronic handbook uploaded.
New version of the Civil Finance Electronic Handbook uploaded.
Changes have been made to the Cost Assessment Guidance documents to support the further amendments to the LAA's payment on accounts procedures.
Updated Evidence Requirements for Private Family Law Matters guidance published.
Updated version of 'Lord Chancellor's Guidance' uploaded and 'Gateway Removal Guidance' uploaded.
An update of the the 'Remote Family Hearings: updated ways of working' document has been published.
We have made minor amendments to version 8 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) 2012 - Evidence Requirements for Private Family Law Matters) 2012 (8th Jan 2018) in order to relax the evidence requirements needed to be submitted by victims of DV and CA in order for those individuals to still be able to submit evidence alongside their application for legal aid.
Remote Family Hearings: updated ways of working guidance added under "Other guidance".