Legal Aid Handbook 2024/25
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NOTE: Publishes October 2024 - print version available for pre-order
‘Often described as “the bible on legal aid”, 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
‘… 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 2024/25 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.
Legal Aid Handbook 2024/25 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 IFA and ICA cost appeals
all the latest policy developments
Legal Aid Handbook 2024/25 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.
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About the author

Description: Vicky Ling - author
Vicky Ling is a consultant specialising in legal aid practice and a founder member of the Law Consultancy Network.
Description: Sue James - author
Sue James is CEO of LAG. She was previously director and housing solicitor at Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre and a founding trustee at Ealing Law...
Description: Simon Mullings - author
Simon Mullings is housing team leader at Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre, a member of the Justice Alliance and co-chair of the Housing Law...