Contracts

Below are pages detailing all of the face-to-face civil contracts (i.e. not Civil Legal Advice a.k.a. remote telephone advice, and not Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme contracts), as well as the links to the current landing page on the .GOV site, and the previous landing page on the MoJ website if there was one. The content of each page is divided into categories (except General Civil Contract):

  • Contract notices, summaries/overviews and FAQs
  • Standard terms
  • General Specification
  • Category Specific Specifications
  • Payment Annexes
  • Family Mediation Specification

Standard Civil Contracts

Below are overviews and summary guides laying out the main changes of the Standard Contract from the Unified Contract, and the amendments made upon the introduction of LASPO:

2013 Standard Civil Contract

2018 Standard Civil Contract (commences 1st September 2018)

Draft documents page

Current and Previous Civil Contracts

Commenced 1st November 2016 until 31st August 2018: face-to-face (i.e. not CLA) Welfare Benefits in the North and South West & Wales

Commenced 1st November 2015 until 31st August 2018: face-to-face (i.e. not CLA) Actions Against Police, Clinical Negligence and Public Law

Commenced 1st August 2014 until 31st August 2018: face-to-face (i.e. not CLA) Community Care and Mental Health

Commenced 1st February 2014 until 31st October 2016: face-to-face (i.e. not CLA) Welfare Benefits in the North and South West & Wales (replaced by 2016 Contract on 1st November 2016)

Commenced 1st November 2013 until 31st August 2018: face-to-face (i.e. not CLA) Welfare Benefits in London, South East, Midlands and East

Commenced 1st April 2013 until 31st August 2018: Family, Immigration and Asylum, Housing and Debt

Commenced 1st February 2012 until 31st March 2013: Family and Family and (with) Housing

Commenced 15th October 2010: All matters excluding Family and Family and (with) Housing – category end dates detailed below

From 15th October 2010 until 31st August 2018

  • Family Mediation

From 1st April 2013 until 1st August 2014

  • Mental Health
  • Community Care

From 1st April 2013 until 1st November 2015

  • Actions Against Police
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Public Law

Commenced 1st April 2007: All matters until 15th October 2010, except Family and Family and (with) Housing until 31st January 2012

Commenced 1st January 2000: All matters except Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence until 1st April 2000