For solicitors

Guidance and resources for solicitors, advocates, solicitor-advocates and Legal Aid Online users to help you effectively provide legal assistance.

Covid-19 information

See our Covid-19 overview page for a summary of news & updates for solicitors Read more

Contact a specific team or department by email

To help us help you, please email the team you are trying to contact rather than telephoning. We will respond to emails. Email addresses are on our Contact Us page.

Other resources

Duty plans

Find out how to register and view the court, children's hearings and police station duty plans.


View the latest A&A/civil and children's keycards setting out the various eligibility limits, contributions and clawback levels.

Legal Aid Online category codes

You can also download a PDF of the A&A/ABWOR category codes.

Photocopying service

Our photocopying service is not available during Covid-19

In line with government advice, our offices are closed for normal business. Therefore, we are unable to provide the photocopying service that we normally offer to the profession. You should make alternative arrangements in the meantime. We will keep you informed when we are able to reinstate this service.

Translating and interpreting

Read our guidance about translation and interpreting, find out the available fees and view the list of interpreters & translators registered with us.

Agent video links

Find out how to sign up for the prison video links system and the benefits of using VC to meet your clients.

Update your firm's details on the Solicitor Finder

Check your firm's details on the Solicitor Finder tool and update them below if they can be improved.

Up-to-date details will ensure clients can easily find your firm when searching by case type or location and help you attract more clients you can represent.