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Covid-19: Existing interim fee provisions extended to Civil & Children’s legal aid

28 April 2020

Civil, Children’s and Solemn Criminal legal aid accounts added to those able to take advantage of our extended interim payment processes from 30 April.

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Further LAOL system improvements and enhancements

28 April 2020

See various LAOL improvements including to paper accounts, device displays, ABWOR expenditure limits & diet definition, and system security.

Civil

Success Fee Agreements and legal aid

24 April 2020

An overview of important points arising from a legal aid perspective in relation to the new provisions on Success Fee Agreements effective from 27 April 2020.

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Covid-19: Changes to payments to account for counsel and solicitor advocates

20 April 2020

Update explains changes to provisions as to when counsel & solicitor advocates can submit payment to account under Civil, Criminal & Children's legal aid.

Criminal

Covid-19: ABWOR grant now possible without physical calling of case

16 April 2020

Changes for Covid-19 to allow solicitors to grant ABWOR where not attending physical calling of case. Notice of further work on delegated solicitor and half fee

Civil

Covid-19: Fillable digital Form 2 available for civil applications during pandemic

8 April 2020

We have provided a fillable fields version of the civil financial Form 2 that can be emailed to clients to help during the Covid-19 crisis.

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FOR SOLICITORS – Covid-19: Help for clients making payments to the Legal Aid Fund

8 April 2020

Steps we've put in place to help clients with payments, including contributions, expenses awards, property recovered or preserved, & terminations of legal aid.

Criminal

Covid-19: Appointed solicitor delegation of custody appearance

3 April 2020

Update confirming that Covid-19 a "good reason" for delegation of a custody appearance by an appointed solicitor.

Criminal

Covid-19: Making three-way calls on the Agent to Prison VC link

2 April 2020

Update on three-way video conference calls (solicitor, Advocate & prisoner) on Agent to Prisons video link. Suggested interim solution until SPS investigates.

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Payment timetables – Easter and May holidays 2020

2 April 2020

See the timetables for payments to the profession over Easter and the May holidays 2020.