How to Keep Track of billing on outstanding Legal Aid Certificates

The Legal Aid Agency is introducing a new process on 2 February 2018 to help ensure providers are keeping track of the billing on outstanding legal aid certificates.

Legal aid providers will be sent a list by email every two months which details all outstanding certificates for legal aid work in each legal aid firm.

The Legal Aid Agency recommends that providers cross reference the list with their own records to ensure they have billed for outstanding payments and also confirms that:

This is not a demand for payment or notice of our intention to recoup payments on account”.

The Legal Aid Agency also confirms that there is no need for providers to respond to the email reminder and that the purpose of the reminder is for providers to bill outstanding claims in a timely way.

Further information can be found here.

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