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Law firms and Legal Aid practitioners working on domestic abuse matters, have been asked register an interest to trial the new Legal Aid Agency system ‘Apply’.

A pilot group of providers are already testing a new modern digital services platform designed to improve the efficiency of submitting legal aid applications.

The system will be used by both law firms and other providers of legal aid to process applications on behalf of clients. It will also be used by clients to progress their part of any legal aid application.

How will the LAA roll out Apply?

A small number of providers in the pilot group working on high volume domestic abuse applications have started testing Apply on live cases. So far, we have received more than 70 applications using Apply.

The feedback they have provided will enable the Agency to make further improvements before it increases the number of users and case types.

The LAA aims to expand the test group of providers working on domestic abuse cases – see below for details if you are interested in applying to take part.

Further information

Email the transformation team via with questions or to register an interest in taking part in the trials if you work on domestic abuse cases.