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Compulsory use of new legal aid administration system postponed

Resolution renews call for members' feedback

In the wake of the Legal Aid Agency's announcement that the date for compulsory use of the Client and Costs Management System (CCMS) has been delayed until 1 February 2016, Resolution has encouraged members to continue to use the CCMS and to provide feedback to the Legal Aid Agency and to Resolution on any problems they experience. The organisation hopes that this will help shape the development of the system.

Recently the Association of Costs Lawyers produced a report suggesting that the computer system was not fit for purpose and called for a delay in its roll-out.

Over the last two years, Resolution has been communicating members' concerns to the Legal Aid Agency. It is hoped that this delay will give the LAA an opportunity to make the changes to the system that are needed in order to make it fit for use by members.