Legal Aid Agency

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We provide civil and criminal legal aid and advice in England and Wales to help people deal with their legal problems.

LAAis an executive agency, sponsored by theMinistry of Justice.

Civil news: HPCDS tender cancellation after JR decision

Crime news: changes to simplify applications and billing

Reforming the Advocates Graduated Fee Scheme

Enhancing the quality of criminal advocacy

Contract terminations and exclusions

User guide to legal aid statistics in England and Wales

Legal aid statistics: January to March 2018

Interim Director, Finance and Digital

Head of Civil Legal Aid, Head of Criminal Casework

Joint Deputy Director, Service Development and Central Commissioning

Joint Deputy Director, Service Development and Central Commissioning

Head of High Cost Civil Complex Cases

General information – This email should not be used for Client and Cost Management System (CCMS) queries.

For information on how to submit a CCMS query please visit the Contacts page of the CCMS website:

For information on how to contact us by post or e-mail please visit the Contacts page:

For information on how to contact us by e-mail please visit the Contacts page:

Get free and confidential legal advice in England and Wales if youre eligible for legal aid. Work out if you qualify for legal aid at The service will check if you qualify for legal aid and if you do you can speak to a CLA operator who will check your details and put you through to a CLA legal adviser.

Contact Form: Public Defender Service

The Public Defender Service (PDS) is a criminal law supplier, funded by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) and has offices in Cardiff, Cheltenham, Darlington, Pontypridd and Swansea.

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