Solicitor updates

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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.

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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.


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

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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


Change to be introduced in civil legal aid financial assessment on 17 July following consultation

29 June 2023

We are making a change to our civil legal aid financial assessment process in relation to aggregating the resources of a partner or spouse


Policies and decision-makers’ guidance (DMG) published for clawback in Civil Legal Aid

22 June 2023

The polices and guidance on our GALA website are intended primarily for our decision-makers


Qualitative research with Children’s legal assistance solicitors

18 May 2023

Qualitative research with solicitors who provide Children’s legal assistance will take place June 2023 to further explore experiences Hearings system.


Duty to report whether or not submitting a claim on the Fund

9 May 2023

It is a reporting requirement that you let us know whether you intend to submit an account, or submit a nil claim for a client.

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Interpreters’ invoices – information required when submitting claims for payment

4 May 2023

Guidance for solicitors and interpreters on how to prepare and vouch invoices for services provided when submitting for payment