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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.
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.
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.
Circular 'LSA 06-2020 - Out of hours civil legal services representation higher emergency applications' advises practitioners of arrangements for emergency applications which are made out of normal business hours. In respect of representation lower courts, th
Table setting out the reasons why requests under the new COVID-19 Interim Payment Scheme were refused.
Important update notice for all legal aid suppliers relating to the new COVID-19 Interim Payment Scheme.
Key messages for legal aid suppliers for April 2020.
Circular 'LSA 05-2020 - COVID-19 Interim Payment Scheme' informs legal aid suppliers that the Legal Services Agency COVID-19 Interim Payment Scheme (“the Scheme”) comes into operation on 7 May 2020 and also provides the full details of the Scheme.
Department of Justice departmental board minutes 2020.