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Our work


SLAB exists to administer the legal aid system which enables people to gain access to justice in a way which delivers value for money. The work we do results in direct savings of over £40m a year. We deal with over 430,000 different types of applications for legal assistance each year. This includes applications for advice and assistance, civil and criminal legal aid, sanction requests and applications to review our decisions to refuse legal aid. We also make around 280,000 payments to solicitors and counsel.


Our work includes:

 

Administration of legal aid

Employing solicitors to provide advice and monitoring, planning and co-ordination of advice services 


Quick links

23, Apr, 2017

Statement on the draft Criminal Code of Practice

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07, Apr, 2017

Civil Legal Assistance Office service delivery model planning

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06, Apr, 2017

Easter and May public holiday payment timetable

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23, Mar, 2017

Conference for lawyers involved in Children’s Hearings - Friday 19 May

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13, Mar, 2017

Research to review and improve legal assistance handbooks

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