Crime news: Claim for Crown Court Defence ends CCLF access need

Legal Aid Agency

November 16
10:59 2017

Rollout of CCD has taken away our need for the CCLF litigator system and provider access will be withdrawn on 5 February 2018.

Providers are now able to submit Crown Court claims online through CCD for work under the:

  • Advocate Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS)
  • Litigator Graduated Fee Scheme (LGFS)

Why are we doing this?

Using CCD to submit graduated fee scheme claims was made mandatory on 31 October 2017.

It means we can eliminate the confusion caused by having multiple billing systems.

Benefits include:

  • submission of both bills and evidence for AGFS and LGFS directly to LAA online
  • immediate bill submission avoiding postal delays
  • reduced postage and printing costs
  • online messaging and instant status notifications from processing teams
  • no need for a wet signature

We are now looking at a way of introducing fee calculations as part of the service.

In the meantime, there are fee calculators provided on GOV.UK for you to use.

Further information

Graduated fee calculators

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