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Update on client payments due to the Legal Aid Fund

10 November 2020

An update to steps put in place to help clients with payments, including contributions, expenses awards and terminations of legal aid.

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Research on use of interim fees uptake during Covid-19

4 November 2020

Details of research with solicitors who have not submitted any interim fees to find out if there are any barriers to using Covid-19 interim fee arrangements

Civil

Civil legal aid research published

2 November 2020

See published research on rural issues literature review and our 2019 survey of civil solicitors.

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Legal aid framework project publishes first policies and decision-makers’ guidance

29 October 2020

An update about a project to develop a new framework for our policies and guidance on legal aid applications and accounts.

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Covid-19: Applicants’ signatures on online declaration forms

7 October 2020

Advice on applications being submitted without clients signing legal aid declarations during Covid-19 restrictions

Civil

Covid-19: Civil Legal Aid payments

7 October 2020

Update on who to contact if clients have change in their financial circumstances or difficulty in making their payments

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Covid-19: Interim fee provisions – submitting claims every three months

7 October 2020

Update on availability of interim payments for all account types every three months providing claim is second or subsequent claim

Criminal

Criminal Duty plans

2 October 2020

All criminal duty plans have now been issued for the period October 2020 – March 2021

Criminal

Consultation launched about application of the Interests of Justice test in summary criminal sheriff court proceedings

1 October 2020

Details on our consultation about how we apply the Interests of Justice test in summary criminal proceedings in the sheriff court and how to submit your views

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ABWOR can now be made available to appeal refusal of historical sexual offence disregards

25 September 2020

Find out about prior approval and eligibility to appeal refusal of historical sexual offence disregards