Legal Aid Online
16 May 2022
Access to Legal Aid Online (LAOL) will be unavailable 7pm-9pm on Tuesday 31 May and 8am-6pm on Saturday 11 June to allow for essential maintenance.
10 May 2022
Online claims can now be made when you are accepting judicial expenses. From 1 June 2022, paper synopsis will no longer be accepted. See our guidance.
12 April 2022
Easter custody courts held on Saturday 16 April eligible for new holiday court fee for solicitors representing accused person appearing from custody
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11 April 2022
View information about payment dates over the Easter, May Day and Platinum Jubilee public holidays 2022 and office opening hours.
6 April 2022
Findings from research with criminal legal aid clients carried out with the Public Defence Solicitors’ Office and private practice criminal legal aid clients
30 March 2022
We are resuming Criminal and Children’s Quality Assurance peer reviews, put on hold in March 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.