Official Statistics – Background Information - Legal Aid

Official Statistics are statistics produced by Crown bodies and other organisations, on behalf of the UK government and devolved administrations. They provide a factual basis for assessment and decisions on economic, social and environmental issues at all levels of society.

Official Statistics information

The statistics produced here comply with the professional standards in the Code of Practice for Statistics. More details regarding Official Statistics can be found at Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency - Official Statistics (

The data contained within IAU publications is primarily collected via the Legal Aid Management System (LAMS). This electronic system eliminates duplication of form-filling, ensures the easy retrieval of client details, and allows for the ability to submit, read and respond to data-related changes at any time.

Publication information

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