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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): working with clients

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): working with clients

Guidance on working with clients and making applications.

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Detailed guide: Duty solicitors: rotas, information and guidance

Detailed guide: Duty solicitors: rotas, information and guidance

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

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Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

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

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Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

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

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Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

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

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Form: Housing Possession Court Duty Schemes (HPCDS)

Form: Housing Possession Court Duty Schemes (HPCDS)

Duty solicitors: forms, guidance and invitations to tender for HPCDS.

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Guidance: Standard Civil Contract (Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme) 2013

Guidance: Standard Civil Contract (Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme) 2013

Contract documents for providers delivering Housing Possession Court Duty Schemes

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Guidance: Standard civil contract 2018

Guidance: Standard civil contract 2018

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

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Form: Legal aid: exceptional case funding form and guidance

Form: Legal aid: exceptional case funding form and guidance

Exceptional case funding (ECF) form, provider information pack (inquests and non-inquests) and funding guidance.

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Detailed guide: Legal aid guidance

Detailed guide: Legal aid guidance

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

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Civil news: mandatory telephone gateway phased out

Civil news: mandatory telephone gateway phased out

Greater choice for clients to directly contact a wider range of providers of legal aid services for education, discrimination and debt cases from 15 May 2020.

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Civil news: mandatory telephone gateway phased out

Civil news: mandatory telephone gateway phased out

Greater choice for clients to directly contact a wider range of providers of legal aid services for education, discrimination and debt cases from 15 May 2020.

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Detailed guide: Work out who qualifies for civil legal aid

Detailed guide: Work out who qualifies for civil legal aid

Legal aid providers: test scope, merits and means; access legislation and regulations; use the civil legal aid calculator and manual.

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Detailed guide: Legal aid guidance

Detailed guide: Legal aid guidance

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

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Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

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

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Form: CW1: financial eligibility for legal aid clients

Form: CW1: financial eligibility for legal aid clients

Controlled work form: client seeking legal help, help at court or family help (lower).

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Guidance: Civil Legal Advice: guidance for civil contracted providers

Guidance: Civil Legal Advice: guidance for civil contracted providers

Summary of the Gateway requirements: when and how to direct people to CLA for help.

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Guidance: Civil Legal Advice: guidance for civil contracted providers

Guidance: Civil Legal Advice: guidance for civil contracted providers

Summary of the Gateway requirements: when and how to direct people to CLA for help.

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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: Police Station Telephone Advice Contract 2020

Guidance: Police Station Telephone Advice Contract 2020

Contract documents for the 2020 Police Station Telephone Advice Contract.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): working with clients

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): working with clients

Guidance on working with clients and making applications.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): remote working

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): remote working

Billing guidance for legal aid providers covering work done remotely due to coronavirus, including remote attendance at the police station, mental health tribunals, video remand hearings and family hearings.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): processing and payments

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): processing and payments

Submit crime and civil claims for payment.

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Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

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

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Detailed guide: Claims paid out of central funds

Detailed guide: Claims paid out of central funds

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

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Guidance: Criminal Defence Direct Services from June 2020

Guidance: Criminal Defence Direct Services from June 2020

Information for organisations interested in applying to deliver Criminal Defence Direct Services from June 2020

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Form: Get an evidence support letter from an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor/Advocate

Form: Get an evidence support letter from an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor/Advocate

Use this letter to get proof that an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor/Advocate has provided you with support, if you’re applying for legal aid.

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Form: Get an evidence support letter from an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor/Advocate

Form: Get an evidence support letter from an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor/Advocate

Use this letter to get proof that an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor/Advocate has provided you with support, if you’re applying for legal aid.

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Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

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

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Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

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

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Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

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

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Detailed guide: Financial relief for legal aid practitioners

Detailed guide: Financial relief for legal aid practitioners

Options available to practitioners facing cashflow problems when carrying out legal aid work.

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Detailed guide: Crime processing dates

Detailed guide: 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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Detailed guide: Financial relief for legal aid practitioners

Detailed guide: Financial relief for legal aid practitioners

Options available to practitioners facing cashflow problems when carrying out legal aid work.

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Form: CRM16: review on the grounds of hardship

Form: CRM16: review on the grounds of hardship

Apply for a review of legal aid in criminal proceedings on the grounds of hardship.

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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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Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

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

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Detailed guide: Criminal legal aid: means testing

Detailed guide: Criminal legal aid: means testing

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

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Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

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

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): Legal Aid Agency contingency response

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): Legal Aid Agency contingency response

Advice setting out what the Legal Aid Agency is doing to help providers continue legal aid services for clients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Detailed guide: Legal aid: apply for exceptional case funding

Detailed guide: 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.

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Vulnerable groups set to benefit from improved legal aid support

Vulnerable groups set to benefit from improved legal aid support

Some of the most vulnerable people in society will be given enhanced support through their legal aid after changes unveiled today (21 April 2020).

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Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

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

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Detailed guide: Crime processing dates

Detailed guide: 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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Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

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

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