News

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

2018 Civil Tender

We have published a free walkthrough guide to the 2018 civil legal aid tender. It can be obtained from our downloads page at https://dglegal.co.uk/resources/downloads/

Post on September 29th, 2017

Summary of tender to deliver civil legal aid services

We have summarised the LAA’s main Information for Applicants (IFA) document and have tried to simplify the requirements for those interested in bidding. Please click on the below link to download the document. 27.09.17 Briefing re Procurement of Civil Legal Aid Services from 1 September 2018

Post on September 21st, 2017

2018 Civil Contracts

The LAA have announced the 2018 civil contracts tender timetable. The key points are as follows: Face to face and CLA Timetable Mid-September – Tender window opens Mid-November – Tender window closes (8 week period) March 2018 – Outcome of face to face tenders announced May 2018 – Outcome of CLA tenders announced Sept. 2018…

Post on August 16th, 2017

LAA’s headline intentions for legal aid contracts from April 2018

The LAA has published today its intentions for the tendering processes for Civil legal aid contracts from April 2018. This is a summary of the Legal Aid Agency’s (LAA) headline document can be downloaded from the LAA’s website. Face to face services Categories of law Tenders will be open for the following categories: Family The…

Post on January 20th, 2017