Guidance

Legal aid: submit a litigator graduated fee claim online

Use the claim for Crown Court Defence (CCD) service to submit a litigator's claim for Crown Court work online.

This guidance was withdrawn on

The CCLF system is no longer in use. LAA providers can use the CCCD system instead: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/legal-aid-submit-a-litigator-graduated-fee-claim-online

How to submit LGFS claims online

Claims for Crown Court Defence (CCD)

You may submit your LGFS claims online via the claims for Crown Court Defence billing tool (CCD). The intuitive billing tool has been developed as a paperless end-to-end billing application for both the Litigators’ (LGFS) and Advocates’ Graduated Fee Schemes (AGFS).

Benefits for advocates, litigators and support staff include:

  • submit Crown Court bills (including evidence submission) directly to LAA online
  • immediate bills submission; eradicating postal delays
  • reduced postage and printing costs
  • online messaging and instant notifications from the processing teams
  • no need for a ‘wet’ signature

For help with access

Please visit the CCD FAQs or contact the CCD inbox, requesting details on how to get signed up to the system.

Further information

Litigator fee team

Email: litigators-fee@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

Phone: 0115 852 6000

Queries in relation to claim for Crown Court Defence tool

Email: crowncourtdefence@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

Published 1 June 2014
Last updated 23 September 2016 + show all updates
  1. Crown Court Defence tool information updated.
  2. First published.