Crime Lower Common Billing Errors – LAA February 2024

14 February 2024

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To be paid in full for your work under the Standard Crime Contract, the Legal Aid Agency requires that you follow contractual requirements and the Remuneration Regulations in relation to the accuracy of costs claimed.

The purpose of this document is to identify the most common claiming errors we encounter, and to provide guidance to help prevent those errors. Please take time to review this document and share it with colleagues within your department. This guidance could help avoid reductions in costs following LAA audits and assessments.

If any of your claims need amending, please refer to the Claim Amendment process set out on our website – link available here

References to guidance in this document are contained in the following documents:

The Standard Crime Contract 2022 (SCC) – link available here

The Criminal Bills Assessment Manual (CBAM) – link available here