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Website unavailable briefly this weekend for server update
6 September 2021
Our website hosting provider has to do scheduled maintenance this weekend to upgrade our server platform.
As a result, the website will be unavailable for a short time on Saturday 11 September.
The provider has said this will most likely be mid-morning but the exact timings may change depending on other work being carried out.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Access to LAOL unaffected by maintenance
Please note that the maintenance work will not affect our online system Legal Aid Online (LAOL).
If you plan on using LAOL on Saturday 11 September, please bookmark the relevant link below:
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