Guidance on submission of accounts where both A&A and civil legal aid have been provided

Where the grant of advice and assistance proceeds to a grant of civil legal aid, you must send us both accounts together within:

  • Four months of the conclusion of the civil proceedings.
  • 12 months from the date you last gave advice under advice and assistance.

Whichever is the latest.

There is an exception to this rule.  You can send us an advice and assistance account on conclusion of the work under A&A, but only where there is no possibility of:

  • Future recovery or preservation.
  • Any question of payment of expenses to the assisted person.

If you continue to provide civil legal aid, you must provide us with the relevant advice and assistance reference number when submitting your legal aid account.

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