Report legal aid fraud online
If you think someone is committing legal aid fraud, you can report them anonymously to the Legal Services Agency Northern Ireland. They’ll investigate what you report but they can’t tell you if they take any action against the person you reported.
Before you start
The form only asks for information about the person you’re reporting for legal aid fraud. You must not include your personal information on the form.
You should give as much information as you know about the person you’re reporting including:
- their name
- their address
- what they’re doing that you think is legal aid fraud
You can use the form to report:
- a person who is getting legal aid for court proceedings or a case they’re involved in
- a solicitor, barrister or an employee in a firm of solicitors working on legal aid to represent someone in court proceedings or a case
- an employee connected to legal aid in the Department of Justice or the Legal Services Agency
You can only use this form to report legal aid fraud in Northern Ireland.
Legal Services Agency investigates every report of legal aid fraud. They can take action against someone if they find evidence of legal aid fraud. They can cancel a legal aid certificate or refer the fraud to the police. Sometimes they don’t take any action because what’s reported is not legal aid fraud. For example, a person might have already declared a change in their circumstances or their entitlement to legal aid isn’t affected by what you report.
You can also report legal aid fraud to the Legal Services Agency by telephone, email or post.