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Guidance: Civil processing dates

Guidance: Civil processing dates

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

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Guidance: Crime processing dates

Guidance: Crime processing dates

Check timescales for the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) to process your work (eg prior authority application, graduated fee claims).

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Guidance: Civil processing dates

Guidance: Civil processing dates

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

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Guidance: Duty solicitor scheme boundary consultations

Guidance: Duty solicitor scheme boundary consultations

List of consultations regarding impacts of court and police station closures on duty scheme boundaries.

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Guidance: Duty solicitor scheme boundary consultations

Guidance: Duty solicitor scheme boundary consultations

List of consultations regarding impacts of court and police station closures on duty scheme boundaries.

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Civil news: increases to emergency cost limit for legal aid work

Civil news: increases to emergency cost limit for legal aid work

Cost limit increases for emergency civil legal aid certificates take effect 13 September 2021 but certificates for investigative representations are excluded.

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Guidance: Duty solicitors: rotas, information and guidance

Guidance: Duty solicitors: rotas, information and guidance

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

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Guidance: Crime processing dates

Guidance: Crime processing dates

Check timescales for the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) to process your work (eg prior authority application, graduated fee claims).

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Guidance: Civil processing dates

Guidance: Civil processing dates

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

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Corporate report: Legal Aid Agency Business Plan 2021 to 2022

Corporate report: Legal Aid Agency Business Plan 2021 to 2022

The Legal Aid Agency's business priorities between April 2021 and March 2022.

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Guidance: Crime processing dates

Guidance: Crime processing dates

Check timescales for the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) to process your work (eg prior authority application, graduated fee claims).

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Guidance: Civil processing dates

Guidance: Civil processing dates

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

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Guidance: Civil tender activity 2021

Guidance: Civil tender activity 2021

Information for organisations interested in delivering face to face civil advice.

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Civil news: HPCDS and Housing and Debt opportunity

Civil news: HPCDS and Housing and Debt opportunity

Expressions of interest welcome to deliver Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (HPCDS) services in five areas and Housing and Debt Contract Work in Cheshire.

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Civil news: change to family legal advice via the CLA helpline

Civil news: change to family legal advice via the CLA helpline

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.

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Guidance: Civil processing dates

Guidance: Civil processing dates

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

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Guidance: Civil processing dates

Guidance: Civil processing dates

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

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Guidance: Civil processing dates

Guidance: Civil processing dates

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

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Guidance: Duty solicitor scheme boundary consultations

Guidance: Duty solicitor scheme boundary consultations

List of consultations regarding impacts of court and police station closures on duty scheme boundaries.

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Corporate report: Legal Aid Agency customer service strategy

Corporate report: Legal Aid Agency customer service strategy

Our commitment to delivering a quality service for all of our customers whether they are users or providers of our services.

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Corporate report: Legal Aid Agency Business Plan 2021 to 2022

Corporate report: Legal Aid Agency Business Plan 2021 to 2022

The Legal Aid Agency's business priorities between April 2021 and March 2022.

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Guidance: Crime processing dates

Guidance: Crime processing dates

Check timescales for the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) to process your work (eg prior authority application, graduated fee claims).

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Guidance: Civil processing dates

Guidance: Civil processing dates

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

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Guidance: Civil tender activity 2021

Guidance: Civil tender activity 2021

Information for organisations interested in delivering face to face civil advice.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): contract management and assurance

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): contract management and assurance

Working with contract management and accreditation.

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Transparency data: Contracts consultative groups

Transparency data: Contracts consultative groups

The Civil and Crime Contracts Consultative groups meet every two months as part of the Legal Aid Agency’s commitment to partnership working with legal aid stakeholder groups.

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Guidance: Appeals: civil high cost cases

Guidance: Appeals: civil high cost cases

How to appeal a decision made by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) for legal aid funding in high cost civil cases.

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Civil news: evidence change in modern slavery compensation cases

Civil news: evidence change in modern slavery compensation cases

Amendment to Lord Chancellor’s guidance takes away ‘conditional fee arrangement’ evidence requirement in some cases.

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Guidance: Duty solicitor scheme boundary consultations

Guidance: Duty solicitor scheme boundary consultations

List of consultations regarding impacts of court and police station closures on duty scheme boundaries.

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Guidance: Schedule of processes restarting after COVID 19 contingency

Guidance: Schedule of processes restarting after COVID 19 contingency

Information on business as usual restart dates and changes to current operational COVID-19 contingency ways of working.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): working with clients

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): working with clients

Our approach to working with clients and making applications.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): contract management and assurance

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): contract management and assurance

Working with contract management and accreditation.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): Legal Aid Agency contingency response

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): Legal Aid Agency contingency response

Details of the Legal Aid Agency’s ongoing response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): processing and payments

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): processing and payments

Payments on account in civil cases, inquests, police station remote attendance, mental health tribunals, family hearings, and travel and mileage.

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Guidance: Directory of providers

Guidance: Directory of providers

Information about legal aid providers by category of law.

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Guidance: Crime processing dates

Guidance: Crime processing dates

Check timescales for the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) to process your work (eg prior authority application, graduated fee claims).

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Guidance: Civil processing dates

Guidance: Civil processing dates

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

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Guidance: Update your details with LAA

Guidance: Update your details with LAA

Solicitors and barristers: how to submit any changes in your details to the Legal Aid Agency.

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Guidance: Civil processing dates

Guidance: Civil processing dates

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

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Corporate report: Legal Aid Agency Strategy

Corporate report: Legal Aid Agency Strategy

This strategy sets out the Legal Aid Agency's direction, which forms a key part of the wider Ministry of Justice’s Outcome Delivery Plan.

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Guidance: Specialist Quality Mark Services from April 2022

Guidance: Specialist Quality Mark Services from April 2022

Information for organisations interested in administering LAA's Specialist Quality Mark from April 2022.

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Corporate report: Legal Aid Agency Business Plan 2021 to 2022

Corporate report: Legal Aid Agency Business Plan 2021 to 2022

The Legal Aid Agency's business priorities between April 2021 and March 2022.

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Guidance: Crime processing dates

Guidance: Crime processing dates

Check timescales for the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) to process your work (eg prior authority application, graduated fee claims).

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Guidance: Civil processing dates

Guidance: Civil processing dates

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

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Guidance: Legal Aid Agency payments to providers

Guidance: Legal Aid Agency payments to providers

Check dates for processing (crime and civil) and planned BACS payments, get financial statements, switch to variable monthly payments.

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