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Circular 'LSA 12-2020 - High Cost Cases – Estimated Costs of any case in excess of £100,000'  invites practitioners to provide estimated costs for ongoing cases that are likely to be high cost cases; that is cases which will result in costs o

Published 03 August 2020Circulars

Key messages for legal aid suppliers for July 2020.

Published 03 August 2020Notices

Summary of the LSANI COVID-19 Interim Payment Scheme requests from barristers.

Published 02 August 2020Notices

Summary of the LSANI COVID-19 Interim Payment Scheme requests from solicitor firms.

Published 02 August 2020Notices

LSANI guidance on how to go about the process of requesting urgent appeals to be tabled before the appeals panel.

Published 31 July 2020Guidance literature

This provides an update on the 2020/21 survey and the impact of Covid-19.

Published 29 July 2020Statistical reports

This guidance provides information on booking a visit and the measures taken to socially distance during the visits.
 

Published 25 July 2020Guidance literature

Circular 'LSA 11/2020 - Case Management - Implementation of Case Closure in the Legal Aid Management System (LAMS)' will be of interest to all practitioners as it sets out the Legal Services Agency’s (Agency) approach to the closure of cases in LAMS.

Published 20 July 2020Circulars

This guidance issued to the Legal Services Agency Northern Ireland (the Agency) under rule 4(1) of the Legal Aid for Crown Court Proceedings (Costs) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 (the 2005 Rules).

Published 17 July 2020Guidance literature

The 'LSANI guidance - costs for excessive photocopying in the Crown court' applies to cases that are ongoing before the Crown court in Northern Ireland, where the defendant is in receipt of a criminal aid certificate.

Published 17 July 2020Guidance literature

Minutes for the LSANI board from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020. 

Published 15 July 2020Agendas and minutes

EJO Debt Register User Guide - Pay As You Go Users

Published 10 July 2020Guidance literature

The bulletin presents data on first time entrants to the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland for the year 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019.  In 2018/19, first time entrants to the justice system constituted 27.2% of all those dealt with at court or by formal div

Published 10 July 2020Statistical reports

This Scheme provides for the payment of compensation to, or in respect of, persons who have sustained criminal injury. 
 

Published 09 July 2020Legislation and regulations

The Gillen Review into the law and procedures in serious sexual offences in Northern Ireland.

Published 09 July 2020Development plan/framework

AccessNI performance report April 2019 - March 2020

Published 09 July 2020Corporate reports

Key messages for legal aid suppliers for June 2020.

Published 09 July 2020Notices

Please click on links below to access the "Risk Assessment" documents

Published 08 July 2020Guidance literature

Please click on link below to access the "Covid 19 – Remote Hearing Protcol" document

Published 07 July 2020Guidance literature

The Digital Justice Strategy 2020-2025 has recently been approved by the Criminal Justice Board.  The Criminal Justice Board is chaired by the Minister of Justice and members include the Lord Chief Justice, the Chief Constable, the Director of Public Prosecutions and the

Published 06 July 2020Development plan/framework

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