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LAA, 'Contingency Measure for Civil Escape Cases - Electronic Submission' (24/3/20) Legal Aid resource Coronavirus resource

Civil escape case claims

As a temporary measure, the LAA are requiring that these be submitted electronically. The guidance document contains full details.

2020-03-24
Legal Aid Agency, 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): contract management and assurance' (14/4/20) Legal Aid resource Coronavirus resource

LAA contract guidance

This web page, which is a sub-page of Legal Aid Agency, 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): Legal Aid Agency contingency response' (18/3/20), contains information about working with contract management, reducing administrative activity for providers, office and supervisory arrangements, and quality mark accreditation. Under the heading "Designated Accredited Representatives in Mental Health cases" it states: "We understand the current situation may mean you are unable to meet the requirements of the contract regarding designated accreditation representatives, including where an individual is not able to meet the 14-hour requirement. You should document the reasons why, but we will not take any action in this situation. It will remain a requirement all advocates before the tribunal except self-employed counsel must be members of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme."

2020-04-14
Legal Aid Agency, 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): Legal Aid Agency contingency response' (18/3/20) Legal Aid resource Coronavirus resource

LAA coronavirus guidance

This LAA web page is the main source of Legal Aid guidance, and contains links to various sub-pages.

2020-03-18
Legal Aid Agency, 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): remote working' (14/4/20) Legal Aid resource Coronavirus resource

LAA remote working guidance

This web page, which is a sub-page of Legal Aid Agency, 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): Legal Aid Agency contingency response' (18/3/20), includes information on the MHT level 3 fee: "Most Mental Health Tribunal (MHT) hearings will now be heard remotely. We can confirm the MHT Level 3 Fee will be payable where representation is carried out at a remote hearing intended to dispose of a case and would have ordinarily taken place in person."

2020-04-14
Legal Aid Agency, 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): working with clients' (14/4/20) Legal Aid resource Coronavirus resource

LAA coronavirus guidance

This web page, which is a sub-page of Legal Aid Agency, 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): Legal Aid Agency contingency response' (18/3/20), includes information relating to making Legal Aid applications, assessing financial eligibility where a client cannot attend, using digital signatures, client finances and contributions, approach to emergency certificates, and operation of the statutory charge. In relation to assessing eligibility it states: "Reasonable efforts to collect evidence should still be made and recorded, before assessing without evidence if that is not possible." In relation to signatures the advice, since 24/3/20, has included: "In situations where it is not possible to get a client signature, digitally or otherwise, please make a note on the file explaining why, countersigned by a supervisor, and also make a note on the application/form when submitted to avoid delays or issues with processing. Please seek a signature at the earliest possible opportunity. ... [S]upervisor signatures may also be provided digitally to enable effective remote supervision, as long as they are clearly related to the relevant file notes."

2020-04-14
Legal Aid Agency, 'Keycard 55' (April 2019) Legal Aid resource

Financial eligibility

This document is helpful when working out financial eligibility for civil Legal Aid.

2019-04-08

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