We have released the first set of FAQs submitted to our COVID-19 email support service.  The FAQ document has been designed as a resource for legal aid practitioners to keep up to date with and understand the practical application of the many measures that have been introduced or relaxed in response to the crisis.

This service was created with the generous support of The Legal Education Foundation and fields queries by email from any organisation with a legal aid contract. Advice is provided in writing on issues such as LAA contracting or business continuity concerns arising out of the COVID-19 lockdown measures.

The first set of FAQ covers issues such as:

  • financial support for providers
  • digital signatures
  • financial eligibility
  • remote working
  • claiming for costs related to remote hearings
  • scope and remuneration issues related to specific contract categories

If you have a query for this service please email it to: covid19-support@lapg.co.uk

Read the full document here. (PDF, 13 pages, 0.5MB)