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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.
Judicial expenses claims can now be made online
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.