Sanctions guidance

This guidance provides an overview of key processes in relation to sanction and civil legal aid. It also answers some commonly asked questions.

In particular, this guidance:

Please note that this guidance is supplementary to that within the handbook. Please consult the handbook for further details on the application and payment processes as they relate to sanction.

We have also prepared practical guidance you should share with any experts, shorthand writers or witnesses you have sanction for to ensure they provide you all the required information we need so we can make payment to you at the accounts stage.

Please note that arrangements for sanction pre and post a grant of legal aid are different – see the Applying for Sanction section of this guidance.


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