Please click on link below to access the "Covid 19 – Remote Hearing Protcol" document
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
Please click on link below to access the "Court Venue Safety During Covid-19" guide
The bulletin presents prosecutions and convictions and out of court disposals data for 2019 for magistrates’ courts and the Crown Court, disaggregated by age and gender.
Circular ‘LSA Circular 10-2020 - Requesting payment in respect of cases where an arrest warrant has issued’ provides advice on how practitioners should submit payment requests under The Magistrates' Courts and County Court Appeals (Criminal Legal Aid)
Written Ministerial Statement by Naomi Long, MLA Minister of Justice
Commencement of the Criminal Finance Act 2017 and the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019 in respect of relevant provisions relating to Northern Ireland
The 'LSANI - COVID -19 interim payment declarations' that must be completed as appropriate and uploaded with each COVID-19 interim payment request submitted.
Monthly reports April 2020 to March 2021
Guidance manual for suppliers using the Legal Aid Management System (LAMS).
Circular 'LSA 09-2020 - Implementation of new LAMS functionality' informs practitioners that following consultation with representatives of both the Law Society and the Bar, the Legal Services Agency is pleased to advise that it will be introducing new Printing an
Due to the current position with Covid-19, AccessNI has put arrangements in place to enable audio conferencing services using Webex.
Key messages for legal aid suppliers for May 2020.
This guidance is for those who are affected by domestic abuse, setting out the services available that you can receive assistance and/or support from. It may also be helpful to those who are concerned about someone else that is suffering from domestic abuse.
Circular 'LSA 08-2020 - How to submit payment requests for taxed cases' and the two supporting annexes provides further advice on how practitioners should submit payment requests for taxed cases.
The 'LSANI - Guidance note on civil taxed cases' sets out the process required on how to make a request for payment in a civil taxed case.
The 'LSANI - Guidance note on criminal court of appeal taxed cases' sets out the process required on how to make a request for payment in a civil taxed case.
The 'LSANI guidance note on COVID-19 Interim Payment Scheme and furloughing of staff' provides clarity in relation to the submission of payment requests on LAMS and informs suppliers that the Agency must have visibility over all practitioners who have been furloug
The LSANI have launched a COVID-19 Interim Payment Scheme pursuant to DoJ Direction No.2 of 2020 which will be kept under review and amended/updated as necessary.
Information for families during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Circular 'LSA 07-2020 - Applicant declarations during COVID-19 pandemic' provides further direction to suppliers in relation to the signing and submission of applicant declarations during the pandemic.