Board Papers

What standard papers will be published?

The Board has agreed that the papers that deal with the following will be published routinely:

  • Progress against the Business Plan
  • How we are performing on a range of our functions
  • The current position on our administrative expenditure
  • Commentary on trends in legal assistance
  • Data on complaints received
  • Approval of the Annual Report and Accounts, Corporate Plan and Business Plan.

If any of these papers include sensitive information then we will recommend that the Board withholds the paper, redacts (blacks out) the sensitive information or we include the information in the Chief Executive’s update report which is categorised as ‘private’.

What standard papers won’t be published?

The Board has agreed that the following papers will be classed as ‘private’ and not published. These papers are more likely to contain information that is sensitive:

  • Papers on our risk registers
  • The current position on Legal Aid Fund expenditure and our expenditure forecast
  • The Chief Executive’s Report

Monday 21 March 2022

File Type Size
1. Approved Board Minutes 21 March 22 24 KB | 20 May 2022 DOCX 24 KB
2. Property Asset Management Plan 299 KB | 20 May 2022 DOCX 299 KB
3. ICT Strategy Update 86 KB | 20 May 2022 DOCX 86 KB
4. Return to Office Update 75 KB | 20 May 2022 DOCX 75 KB
5. Business Plan 2022 23 Forward Look 76 KB | 20 May 2022 DOCX 76 KB
6. Operations Performance Report 100 KB | 20 May 2022 DOCX 100 KB
7. PDSO Board Report 69 KB | 20 May 2022 DOCX 69 KB
8. CLAO Board Report 156 KB | 20 May 2022 DOCX 156 KB
9. Meetings with Outside Bodies 51 KB | 20 May 2022 DOCX 51 KB

Monday 6 December 2021

File Type Size
1. Board Agenda December 21 244 KB | 29 March 2022 DOCX 244 KB
2. Approved Board Minutes 4 October 21 26 KB | 29 March 2022 DOCX 26 KB
3. Approved Board Minutes 6 December 21 28 KB | 29 March 2022 DOCX 28 KB
4. Administration Finance and Resources Report 73 KB | 29 March 2022 DOCX 73 KB
5. Business Plan Update November 21 100 KB | 29 March 2022 DOCX 100 KB
6. Board Effectiveness cover paper 70 KB | 29 March 2022 DOCX 70 KB
6a. Board Effectiveness Assessment Appendix 1 63 KB | 29 March 2022 DOCX 63 KB
6b. Board member training proposals Appendix 2 21 KB | 29 March 2022 DOCX 21 KB
7. Quarter 2 Complaints Report 80 KB | 29 March 2022 DOCX 80 KB
8. Performance Report December 21 290 KB | 29 March 2022 DOCX 290 KB
9. Meetings with Outside Bodies 42 KB | 29 March 2022 DOCX 42 KB

Tuesday 4 October 2021

File Type Size
1. Board Agenda October 21 243 KB | 28 January 2022 DOCX 243 KB
2. Approved Board Minutes 10 August 21 25 KB | 28 January 2022 DOCX 25 KB
3. Audit Committee Annual Report 20 September 21 83 KB | 28 January 2022 DOCX 83 KB
4. Performance Report October 21 193 KB | 28 January 2022 DOCX 193 KB
5. Meetings with Outside Bodies October 21 38 KB | 28 January 2022 DOCX 38 KB

Tuesday 10 August 2021

File Type Size
1. Board Agenda August 2021 245 KB | 22 November 2021 DOCX 245 KB
2. Approved Board Minutes 28 June 26 KB | 22 November 2021 DOCX 26 KB
3. Administration Finance and Resources Report 72 KB | 22 November 2021 DOCX 72 KB
4. Performance Report 89 KB | 22 November 2021 DOCX 89 KB
5. Business Plan Update 2020-21 99 KB | 22 November 2021 DOCX 99 KB
6. Quarter 1 Complaints Report 83 KB | 22 November 2021 DOCX 83 KB
7. Meetings with Outside Bodies 37 KB | 22 November 2021 DOCX 37 KB

Monday 17 May 2021

File Type Size
1. Board Agenda May 2021 56 KB | 22 September 2021 DOCX 56 KB
2. Approved Board Minutes 17 May 27 KB | 22 September 2021 DOCX 27 KB
3. Administration Finance and Resources Report 74 KB | 22 September 2021 DOCX 74 KB
4. SLAB Complaints Update 90 KB | 22 September 2021 DOCX 90 KB
5. Operational Performance Report 87 KB | 22 September 2021 DOCX 87 KB
6. SLAB Trends Update 1 MB | 22 September 2021 DOCX 1 MB
7. SLAB Meetings with Outside Bodies Report 36 KB | 22 September 2021 DOCX 36 KB

Monday 15 March 2021

File Type Size
1. Board Agenda March 2021 51 KB | 11 June 2021 DOCX 51 KB
2. Approved Board Minutes 15 March 29 KB | 11 June 2021 DOCX 29 KB
3. SLAB Business Plan 2021 22 Report 74 KB | 11 June 2021 DOCX 74 KB
4. Equality Outcomes Plan Cover Paper 2021 23 82 KB | 11 June 2021 DOCX 82 KB
5. Equality Outcomes Plan 2021 23 345 KB | 14 June 2021 PDF 345 KB
6. Administration Finance and Resources Report 73 KB | 11 June 2021 DOCX 73 KB
7. Operational Performance Board Report 87 KB | 14 June 2021 DOCX 87 KB
8. SLAB GIA Budget 2021 22 Report 279 KB | 14 June 2021 DOCX 279 KB
9. SLAB Complaints Update 92 KB | 14 June 2021 DOCX 92 KB
10. SLAB Meetings with Outside Bodies Report 36 KB | 11 June 2021 DOCX 36 KB
11. Benchmarks Review 2021 22 3 MB | 8 April 2022 DOCX 3 MB

Monday 14 December 2020

File Type Size
1. Board Agenda 14 December 49 KB | 19 April 2021 DOCX 49 KB
2. Approved Board Minutes 14 December 27 KB | 19 April 2021 DOCX 27 KB
3. Administration Finance and Resources Report 259 KB | 19 April 2021 DOCX 259 KB
4. Business Plan Cover Paper 83 KB | 19 April 2021 DOCX 83 KB
5. Board Effectiveness Cover Paper 103 KB | 19 April 2021 DOCX 103 KB
6. Trends Analysis Update 2 MB | 19 April 2021 DOCX 2 MB
7. Operational Performance Report 86 KB | 19 April 2021 DOCX 86 KB
8. PDSO Update Board Report 148 KB | 19 April 2021 DOCX 148 KB

Monday 12 October 2020

File Type Size
00 Agenda 12 October 2020 236 KB | 7 January 2021 DOCX 236 KB
03a Approved Minutes Board 12 October 2020 24 KB | 7 January 2021 DOCX 24 KB
08 SLAB 2020 38 Audit Committee Annual Report 19 20 77 KB | 7 January 2021 DOCX 77 KB

Tuesday 11 August 2020

File Type Size
00 Agenda 11 August 2020 241 KB | 27 October 2020 DOCX 241 KB
03a Approved Minutes Board 15 June 2020 21 KB | 27 October 2020 DOCX 21 KB
07 SLAB 2020 31 Administration Finance and Resources Report 256 KB | 27 October 2020 DOCX 256 KB
09 SLAB 2020 33 AUGUST 2020 Performance Report 90 KB | 27 October 2020 DOCX 90 KB

Monday 15 June 2020

File Type Size
00 Board Agenda 15 June 2020 revised 241 KB | 26 August 2020 DOCX 241 KB
Approved Board minute 15 June 2020 21 KB | 26 August 2020 DOCX 21 KB
SLAB 2020-27 Best Value Report 280 KB | 26 August 2020 DOCX 280 KB
SLAB 2020-28 Trends Analysis Update 1 MB | 26 August 2020 DOCX 1 MB
SLAB 2020-29 Performance Report 86 KB | 26 August 2020 DOCX 86 KB

Monday 4 May 2020

File Type Size
00 Board Agenda 4 May 2020 54 KB | 26 August 2020 DOCX 54 KB
Approved Board minute 4 May 2020 22 KB | 26 August 2020 DOCX 22 KB
SLAB 2020-19 Administration Finance and Resources Report 259 KB | 26 August 2020 DOCX 259 KB
SLAB 2020-22 Business Plan and 2019-20 End Year Report 87 KB | 26 August 2020 DOCX 87 KB
SLAB 2020-24 Performance Report 90 KB | 26 August 2020 DOCX 90 KB

Tuesday 23 March 2020

Monday 10 February 2020

Legal Assistance Policy Committee (LAPC)

The primary purpose of the LAPC is to advise the Board on development and implementation of operational policies informing internal decision-making guidance on registration, applications and accounts, and external guidance for solicitors and applicants. The Committee:

  • Review operational policies informing guidance for applicants, solicitors and decision makers and advise to the extent that they meet the requirements of the LAPC Policy Framework
  • Review published guidance and advise to the extent that an agreed standard for published guidance is met
  • Seek assurance from the Executive that changes in the justice system are appropriately taken account of in existing operational policy
  • Carry out all other relevant activities as shall be deemed appropriate or as requested by the Board
  • Report annually and as may be required on the work of the Committee and any other significant issues to the Board
  • Act as a decision maker in review applications arising from cases initially decided by the Legal Service Cases Committee, or in cases otherwise referred to it by the Legal Services Cases Committee.

LAPC minutes 2021

File Type Size
LAPC minute Monday 9 August 2021 101 KB | 30 November 2021 PDF 101 KB
LAPC minute Tuesday 1 June 2021 102 KB | 30 November 2021 PDF 102 KB
LAPC minute Monday 29 March 2021 109 KB | 30 November 2021 PDF 109 KB

LAPC minutes 2020

File Type Size
LAPC minute Monday 16 November 2020 111 KB | 30 November 2021 PDF 111 KB
LAPC minute Friday 3 September 2020 109 KB | 30 November 2021 PDF 109 KB
LAPC minute Monday 1 June 2020 107 KB | 30 November 2021 PDF 107 KB
LAPC minute Monday 27 January 2020 103 KB | 30 November 2021 PDF 103 KB