We are publishing revised guidance and forms for clients and providers on civil legal aid funding in non-inquest cases.
The guidance was published on 12 November 2015 and is available on the exceptional funding pages on GOV.UK – see below.
It takes into account the judgment of Mr Justice Collins in ‘IS versus the Director of Legal Aid Casework and the Lord Chancellor’.
What is changing?
- updated content on the exceptional case funding scheme on GOV.UK, including how to apply
- CIV ECF1 form and provider pack have been revised
We will also very shortly issue amended Lord Chancellor’s guidance under section 4 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act.
This judgment is being appealed and we will review these changes when we know the outcome.
Legal aid: apply for exceptional case funding
Published 12 November 2015