LAMS speeds up processing times, reduces form-filling and use of paper, eliminates postage costs and provision of duplicate information and it improves data accuracy. It provides more frequent payments to solicitors and barristers, including direct payments to counsel.
LAMS came into operation on 1 July 2019. The Agency now only accepts online applications and requests in relation to all live and new cases and it no longer accepts paper applications and payment requests.
LAMS is accessible on various electronic devices.
Please see our information leaflets on our Legal aid is going digital page.