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July 17, 2019

The LAA have updated the procedures to allow for firms to get a £32,500 costs limitation increase in Single Counsel matters and a £60,000 costs limitation increase in 2 Counsel/QC matters, without the need for an interim case plan. In order to get these interim increase...

April 19, 2019

After much anticipation, the Legal Aid Agency’s pilot scheme is finally being rolled out to providers. From 19th April applications for a number of proceedings will be granted a £25,000 costs limitation. This will reduce administrative time considerably – without having...

November 19, 2018

You MUST have 3 separate quotations (para 4.27-4.28 Contract Specification) unless the LAA agree this is inappropriate.
You must pick the one that is ‘’best value for money” taking into account the particular circumstances of the case (including, but not limited to the...

November 19, 2018

Costs assessment guidance 2.58-2.63

  • Non-merits tested application: 30 minutes

  • Merits tested application: 48 minutes

  • Inputting means information onto CCMS: 30 minutes or forms part of client attendance

  • Certificate amendments: 24 to 30 minutes

  • Couns...

November 19, 2018

All interpreters now have to be qualified unless falling under the few exemptions (2.47-2.51 of Contract Specification):
a. Providers must use interpreters with qualifications listed in para 2.48 (listed below)
b. A note must be placed on each client’s case file for eac...

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