Handbooks Index

 

CHANGES TO THE CRIMINAL HANDBOOK SINCE APRIL 2010

 



We regularly update the legal assistance handbooks to reflect changes in legislation and policy.

Most of these changes are highlighted to the legal profession through mailshots. However, some minor changes to the commentary sections are not specifically highlighted. This page lists changes made to the commentary in the Criminal Legal Assistance Handbook since April 2010 and the date of the changes.

 

July 2018

Part III, Chapter 3 - add paragraph 3.23

Part III, Chapter 11 - add paragraph 11.39

Part III, Chapter 17, add paragraph 17.9

 

June 2018

Part III, Chapter 16 - update 16.71

 

September 2017

Part III, Chapter 2 - update 2.12

Part III, Chapter 4 - new paragraph 4.10

Part III, Chapter 5 - new paragraph 5.1

Part III, Chapter 14 - remove paragraph 14.20 and renumber

Part III, Chapter 4 - additional pragraph 4.15

 

August 2017

Part III, Chapter 2 - Changed to paragraphs 2.8, 2.12 and 2.15

Part III, Chapter 4 - additional paragraph at 4.11

June 2017

Part V - Fixed payment accounts all chapters updated

January 2017

Part III, Chapter 16 - amend 16.48 and 16.49

August 2016

Part III, Chapter 4.6 - additional bulltet point

September 2015

Part III, chapter 15 - additional paragraph  in section 15.1

Part III, chapter 16 - general update to include the Sheriff court reforms

July 2015
Part III, chapter 4 - changes to 4.5, 4.6, 4.8, 4.9, 4.11, 4.14

June 2015
Part II, chapter 1 - changes to 1.42

April 2015
Part III, chapter 3 - changes to 3.18

March 2015
Part III, chapter 15 - changes to 15.6, 15.7, 15.12, 15.13, 15.18

January 2015
Part III, chapter 16 - removal of paragraph at 16.30

June 2014
Part III, chapters 8, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15  - updated information in sections 8.22, 11.2, 12.1, 12.2, 13.4, 14.3, 14.4, 14.5, 14.6, 14.10, 14.12, 14.14, 14.17, 14.20, 15.5, 15.17

August 2013
Part III, chapters 2, 12 & 14 - updated information in section 2.12, 2.15, 12.9, 12.11 (6), 14.23, 14.26

Part III, chapters 9 - updated information - duty solicitor arrangements

June 2013
Part VI, chapter 1 - new chapter added – guidance on interpreting & translation fees

Part V, chapter 8  - new chapter added – guidance on interpreting & translation fees

Part III, chapter 2  - references to universal credit added

May 2013

Part III, chapter 8  - updated information in sections 8.1, 8.21 & 8.22.

March 2013
Part III, chapter 14  - updated information on Counsel in High Court cases.

February 2013

Updated Criminal Quality Assurance guidelines.

December 2012

Part III, chapter 6 - changes at paragraph 6.18

August 2012

Part III, Chapters 2, 12 and 14 - updated information on financial verification.

July 2012

Updated Criminal Quality Assurance guidelines.

May 2012

Part III, Chapters 2, 12 and 14 - updated information

November 2010
Extensive changes were made to the handbook in November 2010, mainly to reflect the transfer of responsibility for granting solemn criminal legal aid from the courts to the Board, and the introduction of an undue hardship test for solemn criminal legal aid.
• In Part III, new chapters 13 and 14 cover applying to the Board for solemn criminal legal aid, and the financial eligibility tests we will apply. Subsequent chapters have been renumbered accordingly.
• New appendices 6 and 7 give guidance on completing the new solemn and court forms.
Part II, chapter 1, and Part III, chapters 7,8 and 10, have also all had minor amendments to reflect the changes.

June 2010

Part III, chapter 14  - paragraphs 14.3 to 14.33 replace the former paragraphs 14.3 to 14.16, on employment of counsel in criminal applications. The remainder of the chapter has been renumbered accordingly.

July 2010

Part V, chapter 3  - paragraphs 3.8, 3.11 – 3.13 (relating to bail) amended .
Part V, chapter 7 - paragraphs 7.16, 7.22, 7.24, 7.27 and 7.32 (relating to bail) amended.

 

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