Solicitor updates

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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

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Guidance for using the online accounts system following the introduction of summary and solemn fee reforms

26 April 2023

Information and screenshots to assist with the various system changes on 29 April 2023 to Legal Aid Online as a result of the reforms.

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LAOL downtime scheduled: Friday 28 April, 5:30pm

24 April 2023

Access to Legal Aid Online (LAOL) will be unavailable from 5:30pm on Friday 28 April until 7am on Saturday 29 April to allow for deployment and upgrades.


Notifying us when lodging expenses for a client

21 April 2023

This update is to make you aware of our guidance on lodging expenses in favour of an assisted person.

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Regulations to increase solicitor’s legal assistance fees and introduce revised payment arrangements for summary and solemn criminal legal aid come into force on 29 April 2023

19 April 2023

This update gives details on the fee increases and changes in payment arrangements as a result of the new regulations


Drafting solemn accounts prior to 29 April fee reform changes

12 April 2023

This update explains the transitional arrangements included in the 29 April changes affecting solemn accounts - and advises on halting drafting online accounts