28 Feb 2022
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Often described as "the bible on legal aid", the latest edition of the Legal Aid Handbook represents an essential text for legal aid practitioners.' New Law Journal.
‘The book is my bible on legal aid.’ head of housing and Court of Protection law, Swain and Co.
‘Congratulations on the new Legal Aid Handbook which I find essential reading and my go-to place for anything legal aid related.’ Matthew Davies, partner, Wilsons Solicitors.
‘I wish I could say “this book is never off my desk” but the truth is my copy of Legal Aid Handbook always appears to be on someone else’s … Essential reading for all practitioners seeking to provide a first class service to clients in a post-LASPO world.’ Phil Walsh, partner/practice manager, Miles & Partners LLP.
The only comprehensive guide to the legal aid scheme, Legal Aid Handbook 2022/23 is the one book no legal aid lawyer can afford to be without. It covers the legal framework of the scheme, with full discussion of civil, criminal and family legal aid, and analysis of the leading case-law since LASPO.
Legal Aid Handbook 2022/23 provides:
•practical, step by step guidance on conducting cases, getting paid, advocacy, and financial and contract management
•comprehensive guidance on performance monitoring and quality standards
•specialist chapters on family, immigration, mental health, community care, housing, crime, exceptional case funding and public law
•tactics and tips on using CCMS, with useful workarounds
•in-depth guidance on costs and a new chapter on IFA and ICA cost appeals
•all the latest policy developments
This edition includes:
•The Standard Crime Contract 2022
•The LAA’s Covid contingency arrangements where relevant in the text
•Discussion of the LAA’s new interface with CCMS – Apply
•Latest available information on the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme
•Reference to guidance on the LAA’s new training and support website
Legal Aid Handbook 2022/23 is packed full of case studies, checklists and practical tips. It provides clear guidance on the ever more complex legal aid system and is essential reading for everyone involved in legal aid from new caseworkers to experienced lawyers and managers.