The LAA have recently sent out notification to remind Legal Aid firms to make the most of the Payment On Account options to assist with Cash Flow in Civil cases. With the current social distancing measures in place, this is likely to impact your business in some capacit...

March 27, 2020


The LAA have provided updating data regarding the reasons why costs claims are being rejected when submitted by firms. At Kutter Walters we pride ourselves on our ability to ensure that claims are submitted correctly the first time, resulting in quicker payments for ou...

March 25, 2020

1. Following the publication of National Guidance published by the President of the Family Division on

19 March 2020 (which can be found here: https://www.judiciary.uk/announcements/covid-19-national-guidance-for-the-family-court-message-from-president-of-the-family-divi...

March 25, 2020

In light of the current circumstances, you will need to ensure that FAS is able to be claimed in accordance with the LAA’s revised/relaxed rules for the sealing of FAS forms. Please ensure that Advocates take note of the following and clarify any issues with the LAA pri...

It is important for solicitors who undertake advocacy at Court to consider whether they are allowed to claim for travel under FAS. The first consideration to be made is to distinguish between exceptional travel, travel mileage and travel disbursements.

Normally, travel t...

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