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The Government consulted on a proposal to change the current family legal aid fee payment schemes in October 2013. These changes are necessary to ensure an effective mechanism is in place that enables payment to be made for the provision of family legal aid services when the new family court comes into effect later this year.
This document reflects the responses that we have received to the consultation and describes how the Government intends to proceed.
The Government received 12 responses to its consultation, the majority of which were from representative bodies or providers of family legal aid services.
We anticipate that the proposals set out in this consultation would, if implemented as proposed, have no impact on legal aid recipients and no or minimal impact on provider income or the legal aid fund.