Change description : 2022-11-24 09:10:00: Manual updated form to reflect the extension of the pilot being run in the Metropolitan Police District on Knife Crime Prevention Orders to 31 March 2023. [Guidance and regulation]
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Details about criminal legal aid, including eligibility, are in this Criminal Legal Aid Manual.
Manual updated form to reflect the 2022 Standard Crime Contract.
Manual updated to reflect the uprating of benefit rates, and to include information on the breathing space scheme.
Manual updated to include electronic signatures, as well as clarification that legal aid terms do not permit third party funding of private legal services such as a QC, further information regarding applications following withdrawal, and a refresh of the prescribed proceedings annex.
Manual updated to include how to get the appropriate representation order to claim the Sending Hearing Fixed Fee – See section 3.4 Dating the Representation Order.
Manual updated to include Stalking Protection Orders as prescribed proceedings.
criminal legal aid manual updated to 2018
Updated 'Criminal Legal Aid manual' added to page.