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The home of Legal Aid Agency on GOV.UK. We provide civil and criminal legal aid and advice in England and Wales to help people deal with their legal problems.
Providers need to be aware of changes relating to immigration and asylum work which are being introduced on 1 January 2024.
How to get free and confidential advice from Civil Legal Advice in England and Wales.
Duty solicitors rotas, lists, standard crime contract 2022 and contact details.
Controlled work form: client seeking legal help, help at court or family help (lower).
Use these letters to ask for documents from the police, courts and other agencies to help you get legal aid.
Legal aid application forms and guidance for civil and crime work: apply online or through CCMS, deal with high cost or exceptional cases.
How to work out financial eligibility for legal aid: income and capital means testing, passporting and the civil legal aid calculator.
General information including on costs assessment and remuneration for civil and crime matters.
The 2018 Standard Civil Contract governs the provision of face-to-face legal aid services in all civil categories.
Determine financial eligibility for legal aid: check household income, calculate living costs, enforcement action, apply for hardship or eligibility review.
Information about legal aid available for people facing the loss of their home.
Contact the Legal Aid Agency with general enquiries, questions about criminal applications and criminal billing
Controlled work application forms: representation - CW2 (IMM), extension of disbursement limit - CW3C (IMM), review of refusal - CW4 (IMM).
Care Case Fee Scheme (CCFS), KC/2 Counsel Events, and detailed case plans to use when a legal-aid-funded family case becomes high cost.
Overview, how to apply, where to send paperwork and how long the exceptional case funding (ECF) process takes.
Crown Court legal aid graduated fee guidance for barristers and solicitors.
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