Consultation outcome

Supporting the introduction of the single Family Court – Proposed changes to Family legal aid remuneration schemes

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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.

Original consultation


This consultation sets out the Government’s proposals for amendments to the current family legal aid remuneration schemes in England and Wales, which are required as a result of the planned introduction of the new single Family Court (FC).

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Consultation description

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.

Published 28 October 2013
Last updated 31 January 2014 + show all updates
  1. Welsh version of the consultation response added

  2. Outcome now published.

  3. First published.