This guidance provides information on booking a visit and the measures taken to socially distance during the visits.
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.
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).
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.
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
EJO Debt Register User Guide - Pay As You Go Users
This Scheme provides for the payment of compensation to, or in respect of, persons who have sustained criminal injury.
Key messages for legal aid suppliers for June 2020.
The Gillen Review into the law and procedures in serious sexual offences in Northern Ireland.
AccessNI performance report April 2019 - March 2020
Please click on links below to access the "Risk Assessment" documents
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
Monthly reports April 2020 to March 2021
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.