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Law firms and other providers of legal aid will now have a choice of whether eligible claims are handled by the Legal Aid Agency’s civil finance team or the courts.
Change of look aims to improve the user experience for means, merits and billing work in the Client and Cost Management System.
We have recently updated our legal aid application forms. This includes revised privacy notices to reflect recent updates to LAA systems and processes.
Compensation provided to claimants of specific compensation schemes will now be disregarded when assessing civil legal aid eligibility.
All providers of legal aid services are being asked to complete a survey looking at how supervision and office requirements contingency arrangements have operated.
A tender has opened on 16 December for the delivery of the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme in Leeds.
Deadline for CRM12 duty rota applications is 11 January 2021 with additional guidance to help providers.
A new troubleshooting workbook has been launched to help you with bulk claim upload problems in the Client and Cost Management System.
Tender opportunity for Immigration Telephone Advice (ITA) contracts opens on 9 December.
Tender opens 1 December 2020 to deliver services in 2 Housing Possession Court Duty Schemes (HPCDS) and closes 5pm 21 December 2020.
Rhaid galwadau i’r llinell Gymraeg nawr gael eu gwneud i 0300 200 2020.
Calls to our Welsh language helpline should now be made to 0300 200 20 20.
Our caseworkers will gain ‘read-only’ access to Crown Court Digital Case System files from 16 November 2020 to help improve decision-making on your claims.
Defence practitioners need to register to use the HM Courts and Tribunal Service ‘Common Platform’ digital case management system in early adopter courts.
We are opening a tender for the delivery of Criminal Defence Direct telephone advice services from 1 June 2021.
Comprehensive legal guidance is available on GOV.UK to help UK and EU lawyers prepare for post-transition on 1 January 2021 following Brexit earlier this year.
Providers have been praising our online platform for both crime and civil billing and pinpointing areas for improvement in recent survey feedback.
Guidance on how to claim a new fee payment for work on sending a case to the Crown Court for trial is now available online.
Solicitors, barristers, Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and costs lawyers needed to consider appeals against certain LAA decisions.
Tender opportunity for Civil Legal Advice (CLA) specialist telephone advice services in education and discrimination.
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