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Changes to remuneration for legal aid services

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Anti-Social Behaviour Crime & Policing Act (ASBCPA) 2014 – implementation of part 1 injunctions: Impact assessment

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On 13 March 2014, the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ASBCPA) received Royal Assent. The Act introduces a number of new injunctions and orders, including a series of orders to prevent sexual harm and criminal behaviour, all of which require legal aid.

In November 2014, the government consulted on proposals to make necessary changes to the legal aid payment schemes to coincide with the implementation of Part 1 of the Act early this year.

The reforms sought to ensure that legal aid providers were paid appropriately for the new injunctions within the framework of the existing schemes. This would mean paying them for applications for and appeals against a Part 1 injunction at the current standard civil legal aid rates for legal help and legal representation, including travel and waiting time.

For breach of a Part 1 injunction, payment would be at the fixed fees applicable in the magistrates court under the criminal legal aid scheme, including travel and waiting time.

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Summary

Proposed changes to legal aid payments arising from the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime & Policing Act 2014.

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Consultation description

On 13 March 2014, the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ASBCPA) received Royal Assent. The Act introduces a number of new injunctions and orders, including a series of orders to prevent sexual harm, criminal behaviour orders and injunctions under Part 1, all of which require legal aid.

The government proposes changes to the legal aid payment schemes to coincide with the implementation of Part 1 of the Act early next year. The proposed reforms aim to ensure that appropriate payment is made to legal aid providers for the new injunctions within the framework of the existing scheme. We propose to pay all applications for and appeals against a Part 1 injunction at the current standard civil legal aid rates for legal help and legal representation, including travel and waiting time (where appropriate).

For breach of a Part 1 injunction, remuneration would be made at the fixed fee rates applicable in the magistrates court under the criminal legal aid scheme, including travel and waiting time (where appropriate).

Published 10 November 2014
Last updated 26 January 2015 + show all updates
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