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The 'LSANI - Hardship Payments Policy' sets out the policy relating to hardship payments and how the Agency will consider applications for hardship payments, submitted by providers of legal aid services who are deemed to be in severe financial hardship, to provide
The Legal Aid Management System (LAMS) supplier manual for the COVID-19 Interim Payment Scheme has been designed to assist you in your role as a solicitor or barrister when submitting payment requests under the COVID-19 Interim Payment Scheme.
Please click on the link below to access the guide
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
Key messages for legal aid suppliers for July 2020.
LSANI guidance on how to go about the process of requesting urgent appeals to be tabled before the appeals panel.
This provides an update on the 2020/21 survey and the impact of Covid-19.
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
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