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The current, and most recent, Service Pack versions for iLaw Pro 1 and iLaw Pro 2 can be found on this page. Click 'Download Service Pack' opposite to start the file download.
Release notes for this, and previous, Service Pack releases can be found below.
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Each iLaw Service Pack has a set of accompanying Release Notes that details what is included. For release notes for current and past iLaw Service Packs, click on the links below.
Download SP55b Release Notes May 2017
Service Pack 55b includes new claim and outcome codes for Criminal Investigations work relating to the limit on police bail changes from 3rd April 2017. Claims can now be made for varying or extending police bail and there are now three new outcome codes that can be used for any Investigations work billed.
Download SP55 Release Notes April 2017
C2 (06.16), C8 (01.16), C100 (10.16)
Divorce and Dissolution
Family Law Act
Form A (10.16), Form A1 (10.16), Form B (10.16)
CRM2 Version 8 October 2016
CRM7 Version 12 October 2016
AF1 Version10 October 2016
LF3 Offline Version 2 October 2016
LF3 Online Version 3 October 2016
Download SP52 Release Notes April 2016
1. Crime Lower and LGFS rates and fees: Reversal of second tranche of reductions
Form E (01.16)
LF1 LF1 Special Preparation v3 April 2016
AF1 Special Preparation v1 April 2016
Interactive Attendance Notes
The Interactive Attendance Notes let you time record and enter diary appointments all from the same Microsoft™ Word file and that data will then be automatically posted into iLaw. Every type of legal aid and private work is represented by its own attendance note.
Download SP51 Release Notes November 2015
1. Procurement Area
Under the 2015 Standard Civil Contract the existing number of procurement areas will be consolidated from 12 to 7 in each of the three categories Actions Against the Police, Clinical Negligence and Public Law.
Claim 1 v17 November 2015
Claim 1A v9 November 2015
All Civil Modules (Civil including Mental Health, Family, Immigration)
2015 Civil Contract Form Changes
Civ APP1 v17 November 2015
Civ APP3 v21 November 2015
Civ APP6 v13 November 2015
Civ APP8 v18 November 2015
Applicant's declaration v2 December 2014
Download SP50 Release Notes July 2015
The second tranche of 8.75% rate and fee cuts to Crime Lower work will be effective from 1st July 2015. This follows the first set of cuts made in March 2014.
The rates and fees applicable to work being recorded in iLaw will depend on either the date portion of the UFN or the representation order date entered. iLaw will apply the second 8.75% reduction if the date portion of the Unique File Reference (UFN) is on or after 1st July 2015 for all Investigations work (for police station and non police station advice) and for court duty solicitor work. This is taken from the charge date of the first time entry recorded. For magistrates’ and crown court work, if the representation order date entered is on or after 1st July 2015 the second reduction will apply and supersede the rates and fees set by the case opening date or UFN. AGFS and Associated CLS work are not subject to the fee cuts.
Download SP49 Release Notes April 2015
Although receiving royal assent in March last year, the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 has finally brought new claims to the Crime and Civil modules for matters starting on or after 23rd March 2015.
The ASBCP changes in the Crime Module consist of a new Crime Lower claim for County or High Court Injunctions under Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and a new claim for Cls Work for Part 1 Injunctions under ASBCP.
The Civil Module also introduces two new claim types under Housing and Miscellaneous for Part 1 Injunctions under ASBCP. The Family module includes new versions of the Claim1, Claim 1A and CivPoa1 forms and the exceptional claim form for Civil, Immigration and Mental Health is also updated. Service Pack 49 has a Family form update to Divorce / Civil Partnership Dissolution Forms and Children’s Act forms.
Important Note regarding Immigration Home Office Forms The Home Office forms we obtain are not pre-prepared with form fields to enter the data required using Adobe Reader. The latest forms are included in iLaw but will not have any form fields that bring through client information or can have other information entered.
1. New claim for County or High Court Injunctions under ASBCP
2. New Part 1 Injunction claims for Cls work
1. New Miscellaneous MT Code I - for Part 1 Injunctions - ASBCP
2. New Housing MT Code I - Possession proceedings including Part 1 Injunctions – ASBCP
3. Rates inclusion for Housing Matter Type Codes HANT & HDIS
1. LF3 online v2 April 2015
1. EC Claim 1 CIVIL v7 April 2015
2. EC Claim 1 MH v8 April 2015 (Mental Health)
1. CivClaim1 v17 April 2015
2. CivClaim1A v8 April 2015
3. POA1 v7 April 2015
1. EC Claim 1 Imm v9 April 2015
Divorce / Civil Partnership Dissolution Forms
Children's Act Forms
Download SP48 Release Notes October 2015
The new LF3 forms for claiming Crown Court Litigator Interim payments are introduced for iLaw Service Pack 48 October 2014. There are four variant versions of the forms which are created in Adobe Reader from the Litigators Billing screen.
1. LF3 Litigators Interim claim forms
- LF3 Online V1 AUG 2014
- LF3 Offline V1 AUG 2014
- LF3A Online V1 AUG 2014
- LF3A Offline V1 AUG 2014
Procurement Area and Access point code change (Mental Health and Community Care)
1. LF3 Claim forms for Interim Disbursements and final fee claims i. Selecting the LF3 to print • LF3 Online • LF3 Offline • LF3A Online • LF3A Offline ii. Links to Litigators LF3 guidance 2. Cracked Trial Graduated Fee for Elected Cases
Download SP47 Release Notes August 2014
Service Pack 47 includes the new Procurement Areas implemented in the Civil module for Community Care and Mental Health matters starting on or after 1st August 2014.
1. LAA Civil Billing Forms
2. LAA Forms Master-pack Revision
3. Civil Court Forms
4. Home Office Immigration Forms
5. Forms not included in SP47
Procurement Area and Access point code change (Mental Health and Community Care)
All Civil Modules
New Matter Start Schedule Reference
Download SP46b Release Notes May 2014
This supplemental service pack update implements the Legal Aid Transformation consultation reductions to selected Family Care Level 3 rates and fees. There are also three new Exemption Criterion added to the Family Module that place matters where domestic violence and child abuse are an issue ‘In Scope’ for billing.
Family and Immigration Form Update
1. Family Court forms update 22 April 2014
2. Home Office Immigration Court form update
1. Family Care Level 3 s31 Proceedings reductions 22 April 2014
2. 10% reduction to selected Care Level 3 Fees
3. New Family Exemption Criterion
4. Revision to the Family Help Private Level 1 Divorce Petition Fee
Download SP46 Release Notes April 2014
Service Pack 46 includes important form changes to the Crime Module and a series of new Home Office Forms for the Immigration module. There is also a revision to the screens that calculate the eligibility of a client based on their capital and income for crime and all civil legal aid work.
i. Crime rates and fee reductions March 2014
Appeals and Reviews
2. CRM7 eform amendment
Download SP45b Release Notes February 2014
Service Pack 45b includes enhancements to Family billing with the introduction of separate time records for Expert Invoices.
1. Separation of Expert Invoice details
2. Revision to Family Counsel's Fees and Disbursements
1. Revision to Practice Audit Module reports
2. iLaw compatibility with Microsoft Word Developer Tools
Download SP45 Release Notes January 2014
Service Pack 45 includes important form changes to the Crime Module and a series of new Home Office Forms for the Immigration module. There is also a revision to the screens that calculate the eligibility of a client based on their capital and income for crime and all civil legal aid work.
i. Crime Form update CRM14 v11
ii. New Home Office forms FLR (AF)
Download SP44 Release Notes December 2013
1. Prison Law Treatment case 'Out of scope'
2. Revision to Exceptional claims for Cls work
3. Revision to Exceptional Claim (Non Fixed Fee) Assessment Reductions report
i. Crime Form update CRM3 v11
ii. Civil Court forms update
iii. Home Office forms update
Download SP43 Release Notes April 2013
1. Civil Legal Aid Reform
The Legal Aid Reform changes will be implemented for all civil matters that start on or after the 1st April 2013. The scope of work under the civil contract is restricted for areas of civil work with many claims no longer being allowable through the LSC online. The selection and combination of matter type and outcome codes is central to the determination of whether civil claims with an opening date after April 2013 can be claimed via CWA. iLaw Service Pack 43 enables a 'Scope' check to be performed on a Civil matter at the billing stage and in the Client Details screen after case creation.
2. Mediation claims for the Family Module
From April 2013, Family Mediation claims can be made via the LSC online. These matters, when billed, will be included on the Family CMRF and subsequently in the Civil SPAN file when created for monthly submission.
3. Extensive Form Revision for Crime and all Civil Modules
From April, the Legal Services Commission becomes an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice and renamed the Legal Aid Agency.
SP43 Contents Summary:
iLaw Form Changes
1. Crime and Civil Form changes
i. Crime Form changes
ii. Civil Form changes
Civil, Crime, Family, Immigration
1. New Ethnic Origin Reporting code
2. Disability Types Revision
All Civil Modules
Civil, Family, Immigration
1. Re-Classification of Reporting Codes
Is the matter 'In Scope' or 'Out of Scope'?
2. Funding for matters that include a reporting code that is 'Out of Scope'
Exemption Criterion and ECF Reference
1. Exemption Criterion for Civil Work Types
2. Outline of Civil Work Type reporting codes 'In Scope' and 'Out of Scope'
3. Case Transfer Date
1. Exemption Criterion for Family Matters
2. FAMT and FAMU Redundant Codes
3. Full list of Re-classified Family codes
4. Mediation claims reported via CWA
1. Exemption Criterion for Immigration Matters
2. Redundant and Withdrawn Codes
3. Full list of Immigration Reporting Codes
Download SP42 Release Notes October 2012
Service Pack 42 includes the revised versions of the LGFS and AGFS crown court claim forms in the Crime Module. To assist the completion of these forms new trial date fields have been introduced in the Litigators billing screen and in the Advocates billing screen which is an optional module purchase. The LF1 form for Litigators graduated fee billing is now formed of a number of variations which represent the different claim types submitted to the LSC. Crown Court Travel disbursements will need to be recorded using a new charge code item when time recording. These entries are brought through onto the section three of the LF1 form.
The Immigration Module includes the £100 limit imposed on Controlled Legal Help and Controlled Legal Representation claims which have the Matter Type 2 codes IMER and IPAS selected. All Civil modules include the latest versions of a selected CLS forms.
SP42 Contents Summary:
1. New LF1 variation forms
2. LGFS and AGFS new fields for Trial dates
3. Crown Court Travel Disbursements and Mileage
Crime Form Update
LF1 Fixed Fee V1
LF1 Interim Claim V1
LF1 Online Claim V1
LF1 Special Prep V1
1. IMER and IPAS Matter Type 2 Codes Limit to £100
All Civil Modules
1. Forms update for October 2012
Additional Forms added
CLSADMIN2 v4 JUN 2009
CLSAPP11 V5 JUN 2009
Download SP41 Release Notes July 2012
Service Pack 41 introduces the latest revised forms for Crime, Civil, Family and Immigration in a PDF format which will populate with iLaw client and case data and also allows additional data to be entered and saved. The form list includes the latest Family Divorce forms and the Home Office Immigration forms revised in April 2012 as well as the latest versions of the application forms for the Crime module. The form list for each module has therefore been overhauled completely and so we need your assistance in telling us if anything has gone missing.
Also implemented in Service Pack 41 is the CDS7 eform for the Crime module. Non-Standard Fee claims can now be uploaded to LSC Online after detail is given to the new CDS7 screens. Time recording and billing for the Family Module has been revised to include Counsels costs in all claims and will show separately from other disbursements on the Claim 1 and the Claim 1A.
SP41 Contents Summary:
1. Extensive Form Revision
Full list of included forms:
2. Conflict Checker Instructions Accepted/ Declined and Conflict Check Report
Revised for Lexcel Purposes (iLaw Professional and iLaw Create users)
1. CDS7 eForm
1. Counsels Costs Revision
The Standard Civil Contract (Family and Housing) will come into force on 01/02/2012 replacing
the extension of the Unified Contract which continued for Family Law after the Judicial Review of
the Standard Civil Contract. This brings a 10% reduction on all rates and fees with the exception
of Family Mediation. Each Family, Civil and Immigration matter reported in the SPAN submission
from February 2012 (reported in March 2012) will include its own schedule reference number
made from the supplier number, the type of matter and the schedule year. The Office Schedule
format will also change from February 2012 allowing for submissions made under the Standard
Civil Contract and the Standard Civil Contract (Family and Housing).
The Crime Module has been revised to show the Category 1 offence type for deferred sentence claims and updates to the Crown Court claim forms.
SP40 Contents Summary:
1. Vat inclusion and removal from Costs Audit totals
All Civil Modules
1. Changes to the Civil Schedule Reference for Office
2. New Schedule References for Outcomes reported
1. Deferred Sentence Marker Revision
2. Case Number updating
1. Activation of Family Procurement Area and Access Point Codes
2. Reduction in Family Fees and Rates
Service Pack 39 includes important fee and rate changes to the Civil, Crime and Immigration Modules. The proposed fee and rate changes to Family work are due to take place in February 2012. The October 2011 changes to Magistrates’ Court Standard fees and fee limits have also
meant a new Litigators Scheme fee claimed when the client elects for a crown court trial and the trial does not proceed.
The Advocates Graduated Fee module implements Scheme 8 fee changes for matters with a Representation Order date on or after 3 October 2011.
SP39 Contents Summary:
Service Pack 38b sees extensive changes made to Family Court claims for Solicitors and Advocates. Family Private Representation and advocacy will be remunerated by two fixed fee schemes dependant upon the type of case and the court where it is heard. The Claim 1 and
Claim 1A have been revised as a result of the new fees scheme introduction. The Family Forms revised in April 2011 have also been included with a full list included in the Form changes section. A number of Civil application forms have also been included. Immigration Disbursement Stage claims can be made for matters not subject to the graduated fee
scheme for both Legal Help and Controlled Legal Representation.
SP38b Contents Summary:
Service Pack 38 is being released in two parts:
Service Pack 38a includes the new requirements for Crime submissions and a revision to claiming CLS work which has only been recently outlined by the Legal Services Commission. For users of the Graduated Fee module there is the second reduction of Fees for matters with a Representation Order on or after 1 April 2011. Finally, there are a number of form changes for Crime.
SP38b will be released for May 2011 and will have important changes including the proposed Phase 2 fees for Family and Stage Disbursement billing for Immigration.
SP38a Contents Summary:
Service Pack 37 introduces the facility to bill Magistrates' Court work when creating Litigators LF1 claims. This allows time spent on the Committal Hearing to be taken from the work in progress and any disbursements incurred during this hearing to be included on the LF1. Also included in the Crime module is the new form and claim requirements for Advocates Graduated Fee billing which is purchased separately for creating claims for higher rights advocacy.
With the Family element of the standard contract delayed until further notice, Service Pack 36 introduces the proposed October 2010 changes a month later without the Phase 2 Family Private Representation and advocacy fixed fees. The key introduction for Providers of Civil, Family and Immigration work is the requirement to submit location detail about each case reported by selecting a Procurement Area and Access point code. The Civil module has a number of changes for reporting work and more work types which are now tolerance barred. The Crime module includes the amendments to the Litigators fee scheme for requirements on the revised LF1.
The delay to the Family element of the Standard Contract also means the changes to Family forms have not been implemented in SP36. The implementation date of the new AF1 form which will replace the Advocated Graduated 5144F claim has also been moved back and is currently scheduled for introduction in January 2011.
SP36 Form Contents:
CDS5A Version 1
CDS14 Version 5
CDS15 Version 5
CDS16 Version 5
CDS18A Version 1
LF1 Version 5
LF2 Version 4
CLSPOA1 Version 4
CW2 (IMM) Version 8
CW3A Version 5
CW3B Version 5
CW3C Version 5