Guidance

Civil legal aid application forms: supporting guidance

Civil applications: checklist for new applications, proceedings codes including wordings, limitation codes, borderline cases.

Documents

Civil representation checklist for new applications

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Standard limitation codes

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Guidance on applying for legal aid: borderline prospects of success

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Legal aid evidential requirements

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Privacy notice - CCMS civil legal aid applications

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Details

Find guidance on making new legal aid applications - to use with forms CIVAPP1, CIVAPP3, CIVAPP8A, CIVAPP8, CIV APP6, CIV MEANS1 and CIV MEANS2 to ensure you submit the correct information and reduce the risk of rejection.

Also find guidance on applications for emergency funding in judicial review cases, proceedings codes and limitations, including wordings, and making an application in borderline cases.

Published 4 August 2014
Last updated 1 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Upload of replacement version 7 guidance file for proceedings codes post April 2013
  2. Privacy notice for CCMS civil legal aid applications
  3. Legal aid evidential requirements published.
  4. Civil representation guidance on proceedings codes and standard wordings for post-April 2013 certificates updated.
  5. Updated documents 'Civil representation guidance on proceedings codes and standard wordings for pre-April 2013 certificates' and 'Civil representation guidance on proceedings codes and standard wordings for post-April 2013 certificates'.
  6. Updated Proceedings and codes guide added.
  7. First published.