Circular 'LSA 14-19 - LAMS - Post go-live transitional arrangements' replaces Circular 10/19 (save for paragraphs 8,9,10 & 12) and sets out the limited transitional arrangements which will continue to be available for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 September 2019, re
The purpose of the Statutory Charge (SC) is to ensure that legally-aided persons contribute toward the cost of funding their cases, so far as they are able. It provides the LSANI with revenue which the LSANI is allowed to keep and use for funding other future cases.
A list of supporting documentation for practitioners to upload to LAMS in order for the LSANI to determine whether the Statutory Charge applies.
Circular 'LSA 13-19 - Requirements for submitting requests for payment on LAMS' draws practitioners’ attention to a number of business requirements when submitting a payment request to the Agency via LAMS.
The Legal Services Agency (LSA) is pleased to advise that its new case management system 'LAMS' has been accepted into operational service and will be available to practitioners from 1 July 2019.
Improving health within criminal justice strategy and action plan.
LSANI guidance on Civil Representation has been issued by the Director of Legal Aid Casework. It sets out how the Legal Services Agency Northern Ireland (“the Agency”) seeks to apply its functions in relation to Civil Representation under the Access
LSANI guidance on authorisation of counsel in civil cases has been issued by the Director of Legal Aid Casework. It sets out how the Legal Services Agency (“the Agency”) will deal with applications for the authorisation of counsel in civil cases.
LSANI guidance on exceptional funding has been issued by the Director of Legal Aid Casework. It sets out how the Legal Services Agency (“the Agency”) will deal with applications for Exceptional Funding under article 12A of the Access to Justice (Northern Irel
Research and Statistical Bulletin on ‘First Time Entrants to the Justice System in Northern Ireland 2017/18’
This document sets out details of AccessNI’s activity and performance over the 12 month period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 against targets and where appropriate, compares this to previous years.
Letter to the Law Society from the Chief Executive of the LSA relating to guidance issued on civil representation.
Circular 'LSA 11-19 - LAMS attaching barristers to legally aided cases' provides additional information on the requirement in LAMS to attach counsel to cases.
The purpose of this note is to advise users that DoJ intends to undertake a scoping exercise to explore the potential of, and demand for, including fraud and cyber crime within the main headline victimisation estimates derived from the NI Safe Community Survey.
Litigants in Person Reference Group
This Inter-Departmental Homelessness Action Plan which was published in November 2017 has been developed to complement the Northern Ireland Housing Executive’s new Homelessness Strategy.
Court Prosecutions, Convictions and Out of Court Disposals Statistics for Northern Ireland, 2018
Circular 'LSA 10-19 - Additional transitional arrangements for the introduction of LAMS' will be of interest to all practitioners as it sets out additional arrangements to assist with the transition to and embedding of the new Legal Aid Management System (LAMS).
If an interested person is aggrieved by any decision taken by the administrators concerning the interpretation of the rules of the scheme, he or she has the right of appeal against that decision.
AccessNI Stakeholder Forum Minutes 2019