The consultations page has useful links for those looking to research consultations that may help on particular issues in legal aid. There are also links to specific consultations on legal aid that explain the reasons given for specific parts of the legal scheme and arrangements, and views expressed by the legal profession when they were being created, such as the family fixed fee schemes and revisions made to them upon the introduction of the single family court, and the conditional funding arrangements that were introduced for judicial review cases. Where a written response has been made by the Association of Costs Lawyers (and previously the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen) this can be found with the links to the applicable consultation.

Useful links on further research of consultations:


  • 29 January 2015 - Consultation on: 

Anti-Social Behaviour Crime & Policing Act 2014: Consequential changes to remuneration for legal aid services

  •  27 November 2014 - Consultation on:

Changes to remuneration for legal aid services

  •  27 November 2014 - Consultation on:

Transforming legal aid: crime duty contracts

  •  10 April 2014 - Consultation on:

Court bundles: proposed changes to the legal aid Family Advocacy Scheme

  •  27 February 2014 - Consultation on:

Transforming Legal Aid: Next Steps

  • 29 January 2014 - Consultation on:

Supporting the introduction of the single Family Court – Proposed changes to Family legal aid remuneration schemes

  • 1 November 2013 - Consultation on:

Judicial Review: proposals for further reform

  • 4 June 2013 - Consultation on:

Transforming legal aid delivering a more credible and efficient system

ACL Response

  • 21 June 2011 - Consultation on:

Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales

  • 14 February 2011 - Consultation on:

  Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales

ACL Response

  • 13 May 2009 - Consultation on:

Phase 1 Civil Fee Schemes Review: Proposed Amendments from 2010: A Consultation

Phase 1 Fee Schemes Review Final Report - Apr 09

Review of the Phase 1 Fee Schemes Interim Report - Oct 08

  • 2008-2009 - Consultation on: 

Family Legal Aid Funding from 2010 Consultation and Response

Consultation document

  • March - June 2007 - Consultation on:

Legal Aid Reform Family and Family Mediation Fees Schemes 2007

Consultation document

  •  November 2006 - Consultation on:

Legal Aid Reform the Way Ahead

  •  October 2006 - Consultation on:

Legal Aid a sustainable future

  •  July 2006 - Consultation on:

Lord Carter of Coles Review of Legal Aid Procurement

ALCD Response

  • May 2006 - Consultation on:

A Fairer deal for Legal Aid