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Circular 'LSA 16-2020 - Implementation of the statutory time limits of requests for payments' advises practitioners of the implementation of the statutory time limits across both civil and criminal matters.
LSANI form 'Application for extension to statutory time limits' for use by suppliers to request an extension of time to submit a request for payment.
The 'LSANI - Policy for the submission of requests for payment within statutory time limits' and supporting annex sets out the LSANI policy, procedures and legislative framework in respect of the application of the statutory time limits.
Summary of responses for the Sentencing Policy Review.
Justice Minister Naomi Long's statement on the legislative error resulting in invalid convictions for sexual offences.
Court of Appeal Scheme 2020
This report describes the average daily prison population and prison receptions data for the financial year 2019/20. During 2019/20, the overall average daily prison population increased by 4.7% to 1,516.
The 'LSANI - Fees adjustment and recoupment of overpayments policy' sets out the Legal Services Agency Northern Ireland (LSANI) policy and administrative arrangements for the adjustment of fees and the repayment of overpayments of fees and expenses made to su
NIVT Remote Hearing Protocol September 2020
Circular 'LSA 15-2020 - Implementation of new functionality in LAMS' advises of the introduction of new functionality to its case management system, LAMS, which will be available from 25 September 2020.
A guide for victims of human trafficking on how to make applications under the NI Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme
Case Processing Time for Criminal Cases dealt with at Courts in Northern Ireland 2019/20.
The 'LSANI - Exceptional funding application for prior authority - hours' form must be used when seeking the prior authority of the Agency where a grant of exceptional funding is in place and it is considered necessary to seek additional preparation and/or representati
The 'LSANI - Exceptional funding application for prior authority - disbursements' form must be used when seeking the prior authority of the Agency where a grant of exceptional funding is in place and it is considered necessary to instruct an expert witness or to incur
The 'LSANI guidelines on submitting requests for civil exceptional funding' are supplementary to the current guidance on civil exceptional funding (LSANI Guidance on Exceptional Funding - V1 June 2019)
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services
inspection report on the effectiveness and efficiency of the PSNI 2019/20.
Perceptions of Paramilitarism in Northern Ireland: Findings from the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey and Young Life and Times Survey.
The 'LSANI guidance - Counsel requests for payment - Article 2 family and children order cases' will assist suppliers with the submission of requests for payment for proceedings classified under Family and Children Order proceedings in the Family Care Centre.
This guidance is issued by the Minister of Justice under Article 50 of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008.
Key messages for legal aid suppliers for August 2020.