This is the document referred to in the LAPG Updates 11 of 22.03.16 and 14 of 22.04.16 – Applying for Legal Aid in ‘High Profile Cases’.  This now includes both the MOJ’s response to the FOI request and the LAA’s ‘Standard Operating Procedure for reporting and referral of High Profile Cases in Civil Case Management’.

Our attention has been drawn to the LAA’s “Standard operating procedure for reporting and referral of High Profile Cases in Civil Case Management” – see the link above.  We would be interested to know what your experience is of this procedure.  In particular, if you have had legal aid refused for a case and you think with the benefit of hindsight that this procedure might have operated, were you told about it?

Carol Storer, Director LAPG