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LAG: Legal Aid Handbook 2015/16

Edited by: Vicky Ling, Simon Pugh, Anthony Edwards

ISBN13: 9781908407580
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781908407269
Published: September 2015
Publisher: Legal Action Group
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £60.00



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Now the only comprehensive guide to the legal aid scheme, the LAG: Legal Aid Handbook 2015/16 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.

This edition has been updated to include:

  • discussion of the new civil merits tests, the new regime for payment for judicial review and changes to qualifying evidence in family cases
  • new chapters on exceptional case funding and conducting housing cases
  • detailed coverage of the new 2016 crime contracts and all the latest fee changes
  • analysis of the latest cases including Gudanaviciene, Letts, IS and more
  • discussion of the new civil merits tests, the new regime for payment for judicial review and changes to qualifying evidence in family cases
The LAG: Legal Aid Handbook 2015/16 is packed full of case studies, checklists and practical tips. It provides clear and easy to follow 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.

Subjects:
Courts and Procedure
Contents:
Part A: Legal aid advice and litigation
Read this before you start!
The legal aid framework
Taking on civil and family cases
Exceptional case funding
Conducting a civil/family case
Conducting a family private law case
Conducting a family public law case
Family mediation
Conducting an immigration case
Conducting a mental health case
Conducting a housing case
Conducting a criminal case
Getting paid for criminal work

Part B: Legal aid advocacy
Advocacy in civil cases
Advocacy in family cases.
Advocacy in criminal cases

Part C: Managing legal aid work
Legal aid contracts
Quality standards and performance monitoring
Financial and contract management
Legal aid policy

APPENDICES
New applications checklist – civil
New applications checklist – crime
Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
Category definitions 2010
Category definitions 2013
Category definitions 2014
Category definitions 2015
Civil costs: what you can claim for
Criminal costs: what you can claim for
Standard monthly payment reconciliation process