Please see the message below from The Legal Aid Agency:-
The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) has reviewed and made a few minor updates to contingency arrangements based on the scenario that Parliament votes in favour of these restrictions.
We hope these arrangements demonstrate the LAA’s desire to offer support and operate flexibly in response to necessary changes.
The changes mainly apply to contract management and assurance areas of legal aid work including the following:
The timeframe for the current arrangements has been extended to January 2021, including DSCC arrangements.
Updated GOV.UK info
For the latest updates please visit these pages on our website: COVID contingency arrangements.
Please note that there is also guidance on working with self-employed applicants.
The above information will be publicised in the Legal Aid Bulletin and on their social media Twitter and LinkedIn channels.