Solicitors and barristers: how to submit any changes in your details to the Legal Aid Agency.
You should only send updates to address details, Change to Lead Office details and Novation documents to your Contract Manager, all other changes to your details should be sent directly to Provider Records.
Email changes to your bank details to Provider Records. It must be on the firm’s letterhead and signed by 2 partners in the firm (if there are 2 or more partners).
The bank account must be registered to the provider and not to a third party.
If you have changed your bank details using the Current Account Switch Service and are being paid via BACS, please be aware that the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) will take steps to automatically update your bank account details. You do not need to notify the LAA of this change.
If you are unsure whether you are covered by the Current Account Switch Service, please contact your bank or building society. If you are not covered by the Service, it is your responsibility to notify Provider Records.
Send all changes to your details on Chambers letterhead to Provider Records in an email.
Barristers and solicitors: what you can’t send to Provider Records in an email
Requests for BACS statements
If you want to request BACS statements, you need to contact the LAA payment information team.
Forms to be completed by providers
You need to update LAA about certain information (outlined in the table below) using these forms:
|AC1||New providers or existing providers opening a new office – Will be advised via the LAA e-Tendering portal where to send completed AC1 and supporting documentation during the procurement process. Where there is a merger/demerger and your contract manager has asked you to complete the form (send the completed form to your contract manager).|
|AC1A (send to Provider Records)||to apply for a solicitor advocate number|
|AC1B (send to Provider Records)||to apply for a barrister account number|
|SRA1 (send to Provider Records)||to notify the LAA of your roll number|
Send all forms to Provider Records except for the AC1 which must be sent to your contract manager.