The roll out of CCMS continues. It became mandatory for care cases on 1 February, and the rest of civil work joins from 1 April.
There is a two week transitional period, so that paper applications may still be submitted provided they are dated before 8 April and received by 14 April. After that, paper applications will not be accepted except where CCMS is inaccessible due to technical issues.
CCMS is not mandatory for crime providers doing associated civil work and for out of hours immigration cases; all other legal aid contract holders must now use it.
There is more about the implementation on the LAA website, and about the contingency arrangements for technical failure (including the necessary form) on the CCMS training website. See also our post on claiming the costs of extra time caused by CCMS problems.