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Birmingham

Address

1st Floor, Cannon House
18 The Priory Queensway
Birmingham
B4 6BS

DX 13041 Birmingham 1

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Email

ContactCivil@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

Vhcc.queries@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk 

Phone

0121 232 5500

Urgent Civil legal aid queries* 0300 200 2020 

*We can only deal with callers chasing submitted work when the following applies:

  • you have waited longer than our published targets and
  • the matter has become urgent because legal aid work has to be started immediately

Opening hours

The office is open 9am - 4.30pm.

Access

Wheelchair accessible.

Brighton

Address

Legal Aid Agency
3rd Floor Invicta House
Trafalgar Place
Brighton
BN1 4FR

DX 2752 Brighton-1

DX 94310 Brighton – SCU only

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Special Cases Unit

Tel: 01273 878 870

Contract Managers

Tel: 01273 878 831

Email 

ContactCivil@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

Vhcc.queries@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk  

Opening hours

9am to 5pm.

Access

Wheelchair ramps in carpark and into lift areas in building

Bristol

Address

Legal Aid Agency
South Western Regional Office
33-35 Queen Square
Bristol
BS1 4LU

DX 7852 Bristol – 1

Map

Email

ContactCivil@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

Vhcc.queries@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk 

Phone

Urgent Civil legal aid queries* 0300 200 2020 

* We can only deal with callers chasing submitted work when the following applies:

  • you have waited longer than our published targets; and
  • the matter has become urgent because legal aid work has to be started immediately

Opening hours

9am to 5pm.

Access

  • ramps leading to front door
  • accessible lifts to all floors
  • induction hearing loop facility in reception.

Cambridge

Address

Charter House
62-64 Hills Road
Cambridge
CB2 1LA

DX 5803 CAMBRIDGE-1

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Email

ContactCivil@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

Vhcc.queries@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk 

Phone

Urgent Civil legal aid queries* 0300 200 2020

*We can only deal with callers chasing submitted work when the following applies:

  • you have waited longer than our published targets and
  • the matter has become urgent because legal aid work has to be started immediately

Cardiff

Address

Legal Aid Agency
2nd Floor
Churchill House
17 Churchill Way
Cardiff
South Glamorgan
CF10 2HH

DX 121725
CARDIFF 9

Map

Email

ContactCivil@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

Vhcc.queries@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk  

Phone

  • Urgent Civil legal aid queries 0300 200 2020*

Welsh language line: 0845 609 9989

* We can only deal with callers chasing submitted work when the following applies:

  • you have waited longer than our published targets and;
  • the matter has become urgent because legal aid work has to be started immediately

Opening hours

9am to 5pm.

Access

  • wheelchair access
  • accessible lift
  • hearing loop system installed.

Chester

Address

Pepper House
Pepper Row
Chester, CH1 1DW

DX 19981 - Chester

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Email

ContactCivil@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

Vhcc.queries@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk  

Phone

  • Main switchboard 01244 404 500 
  • Urgent Civil legal aid queries* 0300 200 2020 
  • Criminal enquiries - 01244 404 671 
  • Duty solicitor enquiries Nottingham office 0115 908 4918 
  • Police station enquiries Nottingham office 0115 908 4382 
  • Welsh language line 0845 609 9989 

*We can only deal with callers chasing submitted work when the following applies:

  • you have waited longer than our published targets and
  • the matter has become urgent because legal aid work has to be started immediately

Opening hours

9am to 5pm.

Access

mobile ramp

portable hearing loop.

Leeds

Address

Harcourt House, Chancellor Court
21 The Calls
Leeds, LS2 7EH

DX 12068 - Leeds

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Email

ContactCivil@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

Vhcc.queries@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk 

Phone

Tel: 0113 390 7300

Urgent Civil legal aid queries* 0300 200 2020 

* We can only deal with callers chasing submitted work when the following applies:

  • you have waited longer than our published targets and
  • the matter has become urgent because legal aid work has to be started immediately

Opening hours

9am to 5pm.

Access

  • main reception is accessible
  • loop system in reception for use by those with hearing impairments
  • disabled parking space for visitors
  • main meeting rooms are on ground floor
  • accessible lift. 

Liverpool

Main address

Legal Aid Agency
Level 6
The Capital
Union Street
Liverpool
L3 9AF

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Criminal Applications Team address

Legal Aid Agency – CAT
QEII Law Courts
Derby Square
Liverpool
L2 1XA

DX 740880 Liverpool 22

Email

ContactCivil@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

LiverpoolCAT@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

Vhcc.queries@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk 

Phone

  • AGFS enquiries 0115 908 4210
  • Criminal Application Team (CAT) 0151 471 1067
  • Criminal contracted case/VHCC unit 0151 242 5233
  • Duty solicitor, prison law and virtual court enquiries - Nottingham Office 0115 908 4918 
  • Litigator Graduated Fee enquiries 0115 908 4383
  • Mental health unit 0151 213 5350 
  • National Courts Team - for criminal means testing queries 0151 242 5203 
  • Police station enquiries - Nottingham Office 0115 908 4382  
  • Urgent Civil queries* 0300 200 2020 

* We can only deal with callers chasing submitted work when the following applies:

  • you have waited longer than our published targets and
  • the matter has become urgent because legal aid work has to be started immediately

Opening hours

9am to 5pm.

Access

  • disabled permit holders parking nearby
  • accessible toilets
  • trained British Sign Language interpreters
  • portable induction loop
  • BT Textdirect/Typetalk

London

Address

102 Petty France,
London SW1H 9AJ

DX 161440 Westminster 8

Recovery Services
7th Floor (7.37)
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ
DX 161440 - Westminster 8

Recovery Services is made up of the following sections. The telephone numbers are

Recovery Services Fax: 01264 341 938

Debt Recovery Unit:
0203 334 6363

Land Charges Section:
0203 334 6373

Cash Office:
0203 334 6321

Fax numbers

Complex Crime Unit/Special Cases Unit/Contracting 01264 341 934
Immigration 01264 341 944 
Assurance (including Peer Review and CCA) 01264 341 932

Email

ContactCivil@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

Vhcc.queries@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk 

Manchester

Address

Legal Aid Agency
5th Floor, Boulton House
17-21 Chorlton Street
Manchester
M1 3HY

DX 14343 Manchester

Email

ContactCivil@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

Vhcc.queries@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk 

Phone

  • Urgent Civil legal aid queries* 0300 200 2020 

* We can only deal with callers chasing submitted work when the following applies:

  • you have waited longer than our published targets and;
  • the matter has become urgent because legal aid work has to be started immediately

Opening hours

9am - 5pm.

Access

  • Disabled access is via the main entrance
  • There is a bell placed for easy access
  • Lifts to all floors are available within the building
  • Disabled toilet facilities are available on the ground floor

Nottingham

Address

Fothergill House
2nd Floor, 16 King Street
Nottingham
NG1 2AS

DX 10035 NOTTINGHAM-1

NB. If you're writing to the Criminal Applications Team, make sure you include their name at the top of the address.

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Email

ContactCivil@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

NottinghamCAT@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

Vhcc.queries@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk 

Phone

  • Switchboard 0115 908 4200
  • Advocates Graduated Fee enquiries 0115 908 4210
  • Criminal Applications Team 0115 908 4200 and ask for CAT
  • Litigator Graduated Fee enquiries 0115 908 4383
  • National Courts Team - criminal means testing queries 0115 908 4244
  • Urgent Civil legal aid queries * 0300 200 2020 

* We can only deal with callers chasing submitted work when the following applies:

  • you have waited longer than our published targets and;
  • the matter has become urgent because legal aid work has to be started immediately

Opening hours

9am - 5pm

Access

Wheelchair accessible.

Reading

Address

Legal Aid Agency
Crown Court at Reading
Old Shire Hall
The Forbury
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 3EH

DX 97443, READING 5

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Phone

  • General switchboard 020 7715 3991
  • Special Cases Unit 020 7718 8002
  • Contract Management 020 7715 3991
  • Provider Assurance 0118 967 4498

Opening hours

8.30am to 5.30 pm.

Access

  • The Court has a portable hearing loop system available for use in Courtrooms. There is also a free standing system available.
  • The Court also has disabled access and toilet facilities.

South Tyneside

Address

Berkley Way
Viking Business Park
Jarrow
NE31 1SF

DX 742 350 Jarrow 2

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Email

ContactCivil@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

Vhcc.queries@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk 

Phone

  • Urgent Civil legal aid queries * 0300 200 2020 

* We can only deal with callers chasing submitted work when the following applies:

  • you have waited longer than our published targets and 
  • the matter has become urgent because legal aid work has to be started immediately

Opening hours

9am to 5pm.

Access

  • entrance ramp
  • electronic swipe access doors.
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