LSC website moves to justice.gov.uk
The Legal Services Commission has moved its web content to go live on the justice site on the evening of 7 December 2012 at which point the LSC website will close. The site is accessible via http://www.justice.gov.uk/legal-aid .
This will provide a joined-up site for users covering legal aid, courts, tribunals and wider Ministry of Justice content. LSC content aimed specifically at providers and advocates will sit under a legal aid hub. Other corporate content can be found in other areas of the site. For example, under 'Organisations', 'Publications' etc.
The justice site has a more powerful search engine. So if you prefer to find content via search rather than navigation, this should work better than it does on the current LSC website.
In creating the legal aid hub the LSC has adopted the approach of the Government Digital Service in trying to identify your user needs. The structure is mostly formed around tasks. For example, 'Make an application', 'Submit a claim' etc. However, there are also guidance sections covering 'contracts', 'areas of work', 'quality and assurance' and so on. There will also be advocates' pages under 'Areas of work' with signposting to other relevant content.