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Legal Aid Agency (LAA)

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  • Duty solicitors: rotas, information and guidance

    Duty solicitors rotas, lists, standard crime contract 2017 and contact details.

  • Legal aid guidance

    General information including on costs assessment and remuneration for civil and crime matters.

  • Graduated fee calculators

    For use in calculating claims under the Litigators' Graduated Fee Scheme (LGFS) and Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS).

  • Apply for 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.

  • Criminal legal aid: means testing

    Determine financial eligibility for legal aid: check household income, calculate living costs, enforcement action, apply for hardship review.

  • Civil legal aid: means testing

    How to work out financial eligibility for legal aid: income and capital means testing, passporting and the civil legal aid calculator.

  • Expert witnesses in legal aid cases

    Guidance about expert witnesses in cases funded by legal aid, including fees, prior authority and provisions for specific types of expert.

  • LAA online portal help and information

    List of services that the LAA online portal provides, terms and conditions, and help.

  • Legal aid: apply for exceptional case funding

    Overview, how to apply, where to send paperwork and how long the exceptional case funding (ECF) process takes.

  • Claim for criminal legal aid work under graduated fee schemes

    Claim for payment for criminal legal aid work in crown courts under the Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme or the Litigators' Graduated Fee Scheme.

  • Standard civil contract 2018

    The 2018 Standard Civil Contract governs the provision of face-to-face legal aid services in all civil categories.

  • Crown Court fee guidance

    Crown Court legal aid graduated fee guidance for barristers and solicitors.

  • Claims paid out of central funds

    The Criminal Cases Unit is responsible for assessing a range of claims paid out of Central Funds.

  • Civil processing dates

    Check timescales for LAA to process your work (for example, civil applications and bills).

  • Work out who qualifies for criminal legal aid

    The rules for legal aid providers, including the interests of justice and means tests, relevant legislation, and making an application.

  • Civil Legal Aid Services from September 2019

    Information for organisations interested in delivering face to face civil, and/or specialist legal advice by telephone.

  • Standard Crime Contract 2017

    Contract documents for providers of criminal legal aid services, 2017.

  • Family high cost cases

    Care Case Fee Scheme (CCFS), Two/Leading Counsel Events, and detailed case plans to use when a legal-aid-funded family case becomes high cost.

  • Legal aid: family mediation

    Find specific information and funding guidance so you can run your mediation service according to Legal Aid Agency (LAA) contracts.

  • Submit a contracted work and administration (CWA) claim online

    How CWA works online: how to claim, bulkloading, outcomes, new matter starts and guidance.