Areas of work

This section covers areas of work, in both civil and criminal legal aid.

Civil areas of work includes information on the main categories of law that legal aid is available for, as well as civil high cost cases.

Information on fee schemes and funding guidance is also available.

Crime areas of work covers information on:

  • Legal aid in the Crown Court and magistrates' court
  • police station work, including information for Duty Solicitors
  • criminal high cost cases
  • legal aid in prisons
  • the Advocates and Litigator Graduated Fee schemes, and how to claim under them.

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