Legal Aid Agency
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.
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).
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.
If you have questions, you can contact us:
- for any claims in CCMS, submit a billing enquiry
- for any claims on paper, email email@example.com