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Cost limit increases for emergency civil legal aid certificates take effect 13 September 2021 but certificates for investigative representations are excluded.
Clients who call the Civil Legal Advice (CLA) helpline with a family issue will now be signposted to their nearest face-to-face providers from 1 September 2021.
Amendment to Lord Chancellor’s guidance takes away ‘conditional fee arrangement’ evidence requirement in some cases.
We will be evaluating a live web chat service on our training website from Monday 26 July to Friday 22 October.
We are issuing contract extension notices for the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme.
Tender opportunity to deliver Detained Duty Advice Scheme services at a new Immigration Removal Centre in Derwentside, County Durham.
Register containing your data is available to view on our 2017 crime contract page and we need supervising solicitors to check for accuracy.
Providers can now watch 2 new training videos on how to claim correctly for pages of prosecution evidence (PPE).
New civil contract schedules beginning 1 September 2021 to be made available by the end of August.
Changes include new guidance, provider checklist about refusals and online changes to improve how we explain rejects.
We are extending temporary arrangements for housing claims under the 2018 standard civil contract.
Attendance notes now accepted as advocate proof of attendance for magistrates’ court breach of bail hearings as part of Crown Court proceedings.
Headline intentions document available on GOV.UK with details of intention to procure new contracts in 2022.
Changes to the requirements for submitting your high cost claims will help to make sure claims are paid at the first time of submission.
The latest material to go live on the Legal Aid Agency’s new training and support website will help criminal defence lawyers.
A tender has opened to deliver housing and debt services in Staffordshire and will close in June 2021.
A tender has opened on 6 May 2021 for the delivery of the Housing Possession Court Duty Schemes in Slough.
A tender opportunity is open for face-to-face education advice services.
Improving processes at the Legal Aid Agency can be something that providers of legal aid can all have a hand in developing through our consultative group.
Letters have been sent to face-to-face 2018 Standard Civil Contract holders advising of the new extension date.
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