Version 7 of the Evidence requirements for private family law matters guidance (April 2016) is now available on the legal aid pages of GOV.UK.
The guidance has been amended to reflect changes being introduced to regulation 33 of the Civil Legal Aid (Procedure) Regulations 2012 (as amended).
The key changes are:
- time period of evidence of domestic violence
- evidence of financial abuse
These interim regulations were laid before Parliament on 21 April 2016 and will take effect on 25 April 2016.
Written ministerial statement
The Civil Legal Aid (Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2016
Legal aid guidance – to download ‘Evidence requirements for private family law matters’