Legal Aid contracts

New entities bidding for civil Legal Aid contracts, but which are not yet authorised to practise, need to make an application for authorisation as soon as possible.

Our turnaround time for applications is relatively short. Some firms may, however, have complex needs which will take more time to work through.

By getting in touch with us now, firms will have a clearer picture of what they need to do to get authorised.Our website also provides information on firm-based authorisation, covering what the process entails, what information is needed to process applications, and how we make our decisions. 

More about firm-based authorisation