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Detailed guide: Transfer of claims assessed at court to the Legal Aid Agency

Legal Aid Agency

July 15
15:24 2020

From 17 August 2020 it is mandatory to submit all civil court assessed claims for assessment by the Legal Aid Agencys (LAA) civil finance team instead of the courts.

Guidance

Previously, civil proceedings that concluded in front of a District Judge or higher, where costs incurred were over 2,500, the court would conduct the assessment.

The following guidance can be used to help you claim based on how far along the assessment process your claim is. The step-by-step guide contains details on how to create your claim in the Client and Cost Management System (CCMS).

Inter partes

Where there is an inter partes element to your claim, the court will retain the right of assessment. These claims should continue to be prepared as normal. For reporting these cases to the LAA, you can refer to the CCMS Advanced Guide Submitting Outcomes and Discharge.

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Published 1 June 2020
Last updated 15 July 2020 +show all updates
  1. Mandatory transfer date from HMCTS to LAA confirmed as 17 August. Transfer of Court Assessed Bills Guidance updated in line with the date change.

  2. New version of guidance uploaded.

  3. Clarification this guidance is for firms wishing to submit claims ahead of the consultation closing.

  4. First published.

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