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This guidance provides information on booking a visit and the measures taken to socially distance during the visits.

Published 25 July 2020Guidance literature

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.

Published 20 July 2020Circulars

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).

Published 17 July 2020Guidance literature

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.

Published 17 July 2020Guidance literature

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

Published 10 July 2020Statistical reports

EJO Debt Register User Guide - Pay As You Go Users

Published 10 July 2020Guidance literature

Key messages for legal aid suppliers for June 2020.

Published 09 July 2020Notices

The Gillen Review into the law and procedures in serious sexual offences in Northern Ireland.

Published 09 July 2020Development plan/framework

AccessNI performance report April 2019 - March 2020

Published 09 July 2020Corporate reports

This Scheme provides for the payment of compensation to, or in respect of, persons who have sustained criminal injury. 

Published 09 July 2020Legislation and regulations

Please click on links below to access the "Risk Assessment" documents

Published 08 July 2020Guidance literature

Please click on link below to access the "Covid 19 – Remote Hearing Protcol" document

Published 07 July 2020Guidance literature

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

Published 06 July 2020Development plan/framework

Please click on link below to access the "Court Venue Safety During Covid-19" guide

Published 06 July 2020Guidance literature

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.

Published 24 June 2020Statistical reports

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)

Published 19 June 2020Circulars

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

Published 18 June 2020Legislation and regulations

Monthly reports April 2020 to March 2021

Published 17 June 2020Statistical reports

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

Published 09 June 2020Circulars

Due to the current position with Covid-19, AccessNI has put arrangements in place to enable audio conferencing services using Webex.

Published 03 June 2020Guidance literature

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