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What Is Legal Aid (England & Wales)?

Objective:

  • What is Legal Aid? 
  • Legal Aid Billing
  • England and Wales Billing
  • Legal Aid Forms
  • LAA
  • Legal Aid billing requirements for England and Wales

Environment:

  • Clio Manage

Additional Information:

  • This only applies if you are based in England or Wales and have Legal Aid active on your Clio account.

Answer:

  • Legal Aid is the provision of assistance to people otherwise unable to afford legal representation and access to the court system. Legal Aid in England and Wales is administered by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) and is available for most criminal and civil cases, as well as some family law cases.
  • The ability to work with the LAA is necessary for UK firms as Legal Aid will cover legal fees for clients that are eligible for their services. Approximately 2,100 law firms in the UK are registered Legal Aid practitioners.
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