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What is the CCMS?

CCMS stands for the Client and Costs Management System and was introduced by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA). The system enables legal aid providers to manage and oversee their application to the LAA in England and Wales. Fee earners, Costs Draftsmen, Costs Lawyers, legal aid providers, and other agents assigned to handle legal aid cases can utilise this system.

The CCMS is a secure and efficient platform that helps providers do a number of things related to applications, including submitting applications, managing client information, tracking the progress of a case, and submitting bills for payment.

The CCMS is an essential tool for legal aid providers and the LAA. It helps to ensure that legal aid is provided efficiently and effectively.

There are several benefits to utilising the CCMS, including:

  • Improved efficiency: The CCMS helps providers to streamline their case management processes and save time.
  • Reduced errors: The CCMS is a secure system that helps to reduce errors in case management and cost submissions.
  • Increased transparency: The CCMS provides a clear view of caseloads and costs, which helps to improve transparency.
  • Better data: The CCMS generates valuable data that can be used to improve legal aid services.

The CCMS is a constantly evolving system, and the LAA is committed to making it even more user-friendly and efficient. Our team of experienced Costs Draftsmen are well acquainted with the system and are able to offer high-quality training on how to use the CCMS to its full potential. 


CCMS Training with ARC Costs

Our team of experienced cost professionals can provide comprehensive training on the Client and Costs Management System, ensuring that your team members are fully equipped to utilise it fully. Our experienced trainers will guide you through hands-on exercises, offering practical insights into effective utilisation. 

Our training is tailored to the specific needs of your team, covering all aspects of the CCMS, from submitting costs amendments to managing billing processes and applying for Very High Costs Case (VHCC) status. We also provide in-depth training on billing processes up to payment, ensuring that your team can submit accurate and timely bills to the Legal Aid Agency. 

Our trainers are experts in the CCMS and have a wealth of experience in providing training to legal aid providers. They are also passionate about helping providers get the most out of the CCMS and improve their efficiency and effectiveness.

Contact us today

The team at ARC Costs are highly experienced in all areas of Costs Law, including CCMS training. We are ideally placed to train other professionals on how best to use the system to make full use of the benefits it offers. 

We assist a number of legal companies in quantifying, administering and submitting their cost claims via the CCMS login process online. The most common areas of work we deal with are civil, family (ancillary relief, Children Act and domestic abuse matters) and care/supervision order work.

If you would like more information on any of the services we offer, including CCMS training, please get in touch with us today at 01204 397302 or



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