Changes to the Immigration Contract Specification

Due to the changes introduced by the Nationality & Borders Act, there are a number of changes to the Immigration Specification which take effect from 1st July 2022. It is important that Immigration legal aid Providers are fully aware of the changes and understand what they are entitled to claim and how they can bill …

Post on July 1st, 2022

MOJ Consultation on Immigration Fees

On 13 June 2022, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) opened a consultation on the introduction of proposed new fees for Immigration legal aid work. The consultation has been launched due to changes to immigration legal aid made by the introduction of the Nationality and Borders Act, as well as changes to the way immigration legal…

Post on June 23rd, 2022

2022 Crime Legal Aid Tender – Walkthrough Guide

We have published a free walkthrough guide to the 2022 Crime Legal Aid Tender which can be downloaded below: 19.11.2021 – DG Legal Crime Contract and Tender Walkthrough Guide v3   Contact Us To discover more about how we can help your firm, please call 01509 214 999, send us an email or complete our free enquiry form.

Post on November 8th, 2021

2022 Crime Legal Aid Tender

The Legal Aid Agency has commenced the tender process for the LAA Crime Contracts for October 2022. We have produced a free summary of the Legal Aid Agency’s Information for Applicants document, which can be downloaded below: 2022 Crime Tender Summary Contact Us To discover more about how we can help your firm, please call…

Post on October 20th, 2021

2021 Face to Face Education Tender

The LAA has opened up a further tender for additional face to face Education contracts. This does not affect those providers that currently have an Education tender as these continue to run until 31 August 2022.  This is a new tender for those who do not currently hold a contract and are looking to be…

Post on April 27th, 2021

SRA’s Transparency Rules – Survey of Websites

A survey carried out by DG Legal covering the websites of over 400 firms in May 2020 has found that the majority of law firms have not understood the SRA’s Transparency Rules. There is a myth that the rules cover only prices. There are rules also cover use of the digital badge, complaints handling, and…

Post on June 10th, 2020

Update on LAA Financial Survey

The Law Society and LAPG have established that the LAA’s survey exercise is voluntary. This was not clear from the LAA’s emails. LAPG this morning have said: ‘During yesterday’s call we asked the LAA directly whether it is compulsory for providers to respond.  David Thomas, the LAA’s Head of Contract Management & Assurance, confirmed that…

Post on May 1st, 2020

LAA Financial Survey

The Legal Aid Agency have been sending out an email requesting answers to 19 questions about the financial position of its providers.  This is likely to be in response to Government ministers asking questions about the strength of its supplier base. We have been told (although we cannot verify this) that the 19 questions were…

Post on May 1st, 2020

2019 Education and Discrimination Face to Face Contracts

The LAA has opened the tender for Education and Discrimination face to face service contracts. For those firms new to this area of legal aid, it is essential to be aware of the background to this tender.  At present, anyone requiring legal aid services in these areas of law must use the telephone gateway service…

Post on June 12th, 2019