Updated form goes to relevant court instead of Legal Aid Agency following introduction of simplified process.
A new form is available to use when applications are made to transfer a representation order.
The change is being made as a result of criminal procedure rules introduced in October 2015.
The new approach means all the information needed to process these applications as quickly and efficiently as possible will be available on the completed form.
The existing form will be removed from the LAA’s GOV.UK web pages. The new form should be used from Monday 29 February.
These changes are designed to reduce the administrative burden on providers, the LAA and the courts.
It follows the introduction of new criminal procedure rules in October 2015.
Justice website: procedure rules – to download ‘Application by Person with Legal Aid to Change Solicitor’ scroll down to ‘other proceedings’ (part 46 representatives)
Criminal legal aid processing: applications and digital systems – to download ‘Guidance on changes to processing criminal legal aid applications’
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.