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Civil firm activity filter added to our website solicitor finder

15 September 2023

An activity filter on our solicitor finder now allows searches by civil case type to show firms that have been active in that category in the last 12 months


Change to be introduced in civil legal aid financial assessment on 17 July following consultation

29 June 2023

We are making a change to our civil legal aid financial assessment process in relation to aggregating the resources of a partner or spouse


Policies and decision-makers’ guidance (DMG) published for clawback in Civil Legal Aid

22 June 2023

The polices and guidance on our GALA website are intended primarily for our decision-makers


Duty to report whether or not submitting a claim on the Fund

9 May 2023

It is a reporting requirement that you let us know whether you intend to submit an account, or submit a nil claim for a client.


Notifying us when lodging expenses for a client

21 April 2023

This update is to make you aware of our guidance on lodging expenses in favour of an assisted person.


Fee applicable for framing citations in Adults With Incapacity and Children’s legal aid cases

6 March 2023

We have amended our legal aid guidance on the framing of court forms for citations in Adults with Incapacity (AWI) and Children’s legal aid cases


Peer reviewers wanted for Civil Legal Aid Quality Assurance Sub-Committee

20 February 2023

Solicitors and non-solicitors with an interest in civil legal aid and regulation are invited to join the Civil Legal Aid Quality Assurance Sub-Committee (QAC)


Research finds people largely positive with civil legal assistance services during the pandemic

26 October 2022

Findings from surveys commissioned during 2021-22 of clients of private practice civil legal aid firms and of CLAO clients and contacts

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Civil Advice and Assistance – applications on behalf of others

26 September 2022

Clarification on the legislation, which requires the person in receipt of advice and assistance to be the client for whom the work is being carried out.

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Consultation launched about approval for unusual work in civil legal aid cases

1 August 2022

Seeking the views of the profession in a consultation on how we identify ‘unusual’ requests to approve civil legal aid work of an unusual nature.