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General

New legislation needed to ensure legal aid is a modern, responsive and targeted service

25 October 2023

Our Annual Report and Accounts 2022-23, including performance & accountability reports, financial statements, key statistics & fees paid to legal profession.

All solicitor updates

Consultation launched about our policies on advice and assistance (A&A) and ABWOR

25 September 2023

We have launched a consultation today about our policies on the provision of advice and assistance (A&A) and assistance by way of representation (ABWOR)

Criminal

Consultation launched about our policy on ABWOR for the removal of disqualification from driving cases

25 September 2023

We have launched a consultation today about our policy on the ABWOR merits test which we apply in removal of disqualification from driving cases.

All solicitor updates

System changes and guidance in relation to the application of VAT on solicitor and counsel fees and outlays

20 September 2023

Guidance on how and when we apply Value Added Tax on accounts for work done for clients not granted a right or permission to remain in the UK

All solicitor updates

Webinars on regulations to amend civil solicitor and counsel fees, disregard certain payments when assessing eligibility and provide free A&A under the 2007 Hague Convention

20 September 2023

The Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) (No.3) Regulations 2023 come into force on 21 September 2023

Civil

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

Legal Aid Online

LAOL downtime scheduled: Friday 22 September, 5.30pm

31 August 2023

Access to Legal Aid Online (LAOL) will be unavailable from 5.30pm on Friday 22 September until 7am on Saturday 23 September for deployment and upgrades.

All solicitor updates

Payment dates over August Bank Holiday

23 August 2023

Information on how the Bank Holiday on Monday 28 August 2023 will affect BACS payments to the profession.

Criminal

Report on findings from the Criminal Quality Assurance Scheme for Criminal Legal Assistance for 2019 to 2023

7 August 2023

Report setting out the statistics, issues, and findings from the Criminal Quality Assurance scheme for the four-year period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2023

All solicitor updates

Further update on the current requirements for signatures on Declaration Forms

4 August 2023

Details on position with applicant & solicitor signatures on declarations forms, & requirement for solicitors to see financial verification for A&A and ABWOR