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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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Civil/crime news: legal guidance to prepare for 1 January 2021

Civil/crime news: legal guidance to prepare for 1 January 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.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): contract management and assurance

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): contract management and assurance

Guidance on working with contract management and accreditation.

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Civil/crime news: rollout of secure file exchange wins praise

Civil/crime news: rollout of secure file exchange wins praise

Providers have been praising our online platform for both crime and civil billing and pinpointing areas for improvement in recent survey feedback.

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Guidance: CWA codes guidance

Guidance: CWA codes guidance

Guidance on which controlled work codes to use when submitting your legal aid claim in CWA (civil, crime lower, procurement etc).

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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: Secure File Exchange

Detailed guide: Secure File Exchange

A secure file exchange platform has been introduced by the Legal Aid Agency for the online transfer of information and documentation.

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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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Guidance: Directory of providers

Guidance: Directory of providers

Information about legal aid providers by category of law.

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Detailed guide: Live tender announcements

Detailed guide: Live tender announcements

Updates on tender launches, retenders and contract extensions

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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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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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FOI release: FOI releases by the LAA – September 2020

FOI release: FOI releases by the LAA – September 2020

Freedom of Information releases by the Legal Aid Agency during September 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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Guidance: Specialist Telephone Advice in Education and Discrimination from April 2021

Guidance: Specialist Telephone Advice in Education and Discrimination from April 2021

Information for organisations interested in delivering Specialist Telephone Advice services in Education and Discrimination.

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Guidance: Specialist Telephone Advice in Education and Discrimination from April 2021

Guidance: Specialist Telephone Advice in Education and Discrimination from April 2021

Information for organisations interested in delivering Specialist Telephone Advice services in Education and Discrimination.

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Transparency data: Contract terminations and exclusions

Transparency data: Contract terminations and exclusions

Lists of providers with contracts terminated by LAA or who have withdrawn from these contracts and individuals excluded from legal aid work.

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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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Guidance: Standard Crime Contract 2017

Guidance: Standard Crime Contract 2017

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

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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: 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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FOI release: FOI releases by the LAA – September 2020

FOI release: FOI releases by the LAA – September 2020

Freedom of Information releases by the Legal Aid Agency during September 2020.

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Guidance: Crown Court fee guidance

Guidance: Crown Court fee guidance

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

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Civil news: opportunity to bid for telephone advice contracts

Civil news: opportunity to bid for telephone advice contracts

Tender opportunity for Civil Legal Advice (CLA) specialist telephone advice services in education and discrimination.

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Guidance: Specialist Telephone Advice in Education and Discrimination from April 2021

Guidance: Specialist Telephone Advice in Education and Discrimination from April 2021

Information for organisations interested in delivering Specialist Telephone Advice services in Education and Discrimination.

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Guidance: Civil Legal Advice (Discrimination) Contract 2021 and the Civil Legal Advice (Education) Contract 2021

Guidance: Civil Legal Advice (Discrimination) Contract 2021 and the Civil Legal Advice (Education) Contract 2021

Draft CLA contract documents for providers of remote legal advice in discrimination and education from 1 April 2021.

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Guidance: CWA codes guidance

Guidance: CWA codes guidance

Guidance on which controlled work codes to use when submitting your legal aid claim in CWA (civil, crime lower, procurement etc).

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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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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): 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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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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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: 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: Schedule of processes restarting after COVID 19 contingency

Detailed guide: 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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Civil news: faster payments and new fees for immigration work

Civil news: faster payments and new fees for immigration work

Changes to fee arrangements for immigration and asylum work are being rolled out on 7 October 2020.

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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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Transparency data: Contract terminations and exclusions

Transparency data: Contract terminations and exclusions

Lists of providers with contracts terminated by LAA or who have withdrawn from these contracts and individuals excluded from legal aid work.

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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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Civil news: HPCDS guidance updated as courts restart work

Civil news: HPCDS guidance updated as courts restart work

Revised Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme guidance now available to support changes to housing possession work as courts restart possession listings.

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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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National Statistics: User guide to legal aid statistics in England and Wales

National Statistics: User guide to legal aid statistics in England and Wales

These documents supplement the quarterly legal aid statistics bulletin by providing a comprehensive guide to the statistics, data and how to use them.

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