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LAOL downtime scheduled for Saturday 29 January
20 January 2022
LAOL will be unavailable between 8am and midday on Saturday 29 January to allow for essential maintenance.
Apologies for any inconvenience this short period of inaccessibility may bring, as we continually try to minimise disruptions to the service at peak times.
Legal Aid Online
LAOL downtime scheduled: Tuesday 31 May and Saturday 11 June
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.
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.
New additional fee available at Easter holiday courts
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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Easter, spring and Jubilee bank holidays: Opening hours and solicitor payment arrangements
11 April 2022
View information about payment dates over the Easter, May Day and Platinum Jubilee public holidays 2022 and office opening hours.