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:


  • 10 May 2021 

Civil legal aid bills consultation

Click here to see ACL's response 

  • 17 June 2020

Costs Assessment Guidance Consultation

Click here to see the LAG's response 

  • 20 June 2018  

 CLSB CLCT proposal 

Click here to see the LAG's response 


  • 11 May 2017 

Legal aid financial eligibility and universal credit

24 March 2017 

Litigators’ Graduated Fees Scheme and court appointees

  • 17 March 2017

Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme Commissioning Sustainable Services

  • 2 March 2017 

Reforming the Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme

  • 29 January 2015 

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

  •  27 November 2014 

Changes to remuneration for legal aid services

  •  27 November 2014 

Transforming legal aid: crime duty contracts

  •  10 April 2014 

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

  •  27 February 2014

Transforming Legal Aid: Next Steps

  • 29 January 2014 

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

  • 1 November 2013

Judicial Review: proposals for further reform

  • 4 June 2013

Transforming legal aid delivering a more credible and efficient system

ACL's Response

  • 21 June 2011 

Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales

  • 14 February 2011

  Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales

ACL's Response

  • 13 May 2009 

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 

Family Legal Aid Funding from 2010 Consultation and Response

Consultation document

  • March - June 2007 

Legal Aid Reform Family and Family Mediation Fees Schemes 2007

Consultation document

  •  November 2006 

Legal Aid Reform the Way Ahead

  •  October 2006 

Legal Aid a sustainable future

  •  July 2006 -

Lord Carter of Coles Review of Legal Aid Procurement

ALCD's Response

  • May 2006 

A Fairer deal for Legal Aid