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CRIMINAL LEGAL AID
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All the data and information on this page come from the Governments Legal Aid statistics unless otherwise stated. You can view the whole datasets here at www.gov.uk.

We publish this information because we are all a bit nosy and lets face it who can resist looking at the firms to see how much they make! But there is a serious reason too. The data published by the government is difficult to trawl through. Our good friends at No Comment, the biggest police station agency in the country, provided us with the tools, graphs and coding skills to make the stats easier to understand. The stats contain a vast amount of information that gives you an insight into the Criminal Legal Aid system and the current state of the industry. It will help you plan for the future and understand just how we got to where we are today. There is a lot of info so it can take a while to load. Please be patient!

This is a big dataset and it may take while to load so please be patient. Its only a small subsection of the data we hold. We will be updating the page soon but if you spot an error or want a particular view of the data do please get in touch.

Figures are exclusive of VAT and do not include disbursements.
 
 
 
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2011-18 CRIMINAL TURNOVER
 
 
YEAR2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-172017-18
VOLUME       
 
 
 
11222
 
2011-18 POLICE STATION ATTENDANCES
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YEAR2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-172017-18
VOLUME       
TOTAL       
%       
 
The above chart shows annual income for police station attendances. The table shows the income and volume figures. The percentage is the proportion of police station income to all criminal legal aid income.
 
      POLICE ATTENDANCES ARE DOWN
 
SPOTLIGHT ON POLICE STATION ATTENDANCES
 
 
Police Station Volumes Falling
Police station attendances are down. This is largely in line with the drop in arrests. 2007/08 is anomalous; attendances dropped dramatically but its easy to see why. It was the year the DSCC was introduced and the Carter Reforms came into force. The introduction of fixed fees led to solicitors taking unprecedented insdustrial action.

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   NUMBER CRUNCHING
 
£411
 
In 2002/03 the average police station attendance fee was £265.92. If there had been no cuts and rates had kept pace with inflation the fee would now average £411.26; around double the current rate.
 
   POLICE STATION RATES...
 
The real terms figures are calculated using the Bank of England retail price index.
   AVERAGE POLICE STATION ATTENDANCE RATES...
 
The real terms figures are calculated using the Bank of England retail price index.
 
      THE POLICE IN NUMBERS
 
 
Number of Bobbies Falling
The press tends to get a bit excited about the number of front line police officers. Its really not complex. Above is a chart showing the number of police constables who were in work. It does not include the long term sick. For reps that is all we need as PCs arrest people. Remember DC is not a rank so they are included in these numbers. For our purposes Traffic Wardens, back office staff and senior ranks are irrelevant.

Source: Home Office 2018 Workforce Figures March 2018
 
      IMPORTANCE OF POLICE ATTENDANCE
20%
Steady as She Goes
Attending police stations has remained at a steady 20% of a firms income. That proportion remains largely unchanged year on year. The conclusion one can draw is that firms are not marketing themselves effectively. Police Station work is the bread and butter of any criminal firm. Howver firms generally do not have a budget for advertising and marketing. The Law Society will from time to time launch campaigns but they would appear to be largely ineffective. The pie chart shows Police Station Attendances as a proportion of total income from Legal Aid. This is the National Figure. Clearly there is variation between the firms. The police station matters are a part of the Lower Crime figure.
 
 
 
   
 
 
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