legal aid

Civil Legal Aid: Consultation on the proposed transfer of the assessment of all civil legal aid bills of costs to the Legal Aid Agency

Resolution’s response to the Ministry of Justice

Resolution is an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and other family justice professionals in England and Wales, who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters. Resolution also campaigns for better laws and better support for families and children undergoing family change.

Over 1,500 of our members currently offer family, children and/or family mediation legal aid services.

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LAA timetables

The LAA has published the next tranche of updates to their COVID contingency arrangements.

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The Legal Aid Agency has provided the following list of essential documentation and where to find them on its website

LAA rejects pilot

Resolution raised an issue with the way the LAA treats rejects under its ‘soft reject’ policy

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The Legal Aid Agency has provided the following list of essential documentation and where to find them on its website

SQM audits

The LAA provides an update on its ‘contract management and assurance page’ for assessments taking...

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LAA COVID-19 guidance

The Coronavirus Legal Aid Agency contingency response is being regularly updated with advice for ...

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Apply will replace the Client and Customer Management System for making legal aid applications

LAA eligibility calculator

We recently let you know that the LAA had uploaded the wrong version on the Legal Help Form to their online eligibility calculator in December 2019

Legal Aid

Legal aid is available for cases involving domestic abuse and child abduction cases.

Check to see if you qualify for legal aid with the legal aid calculator. Read the latest guidance from gov.uk.

Tony McGovern wins LALY for family law

Resolution lawyer Tony McGovern celebrated as Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year

Resolution lawyer Tony McGovern of Creighton & Partners was celebrated by his peers last night, receiving a Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) award in the Family (including mediation) category. He has been practicing for over 20 years, specialising in cases of utmost complexity. His clients are often troubled and damaged and in 2017 he successfully appealed a court circuit decision, giving a mother and her children the chance to have their Article 6 rights upheld.