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EFIS 40, July 2005 : Legal Aid

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On EFIS 33/2005 in June, we explained that the Legal Services Commission would be amending the above forms as a result of New Focus and Funding Code reforms.

Legal aid practitioners must not submit the amended versions of these forms to their regional offices until 25th July when the forms become mandatory.

Old versions of these forms will be rejected after 25th July.

More detailed information concerning the background to these amendments can be found on pages 2-3 and page 20 of April's edition of the Focus magazine (number 47) which the Legal Services Commission regularly produces for legal aid practitioners.

Forms affected

CWORK1 Legal Help and Help at Court New/Amended
CLSAPP1 Application for CLS funding certificate New/Amended
CLSAPP3 Application for funding in Family Proceedings New/Amended
CLSAPP4 Application for CLS Funding Certificate Help with Mediation (Family only) New/Amended
CLSMEANS1 Financial Assessment Form New/Amended
CLSADMIN1 Preservation or recovery under the statutory charge and request to postpone enforcement New/Amended
CLSMEANS1 GUIDE Guide for completing form CLSMEANS1 New/Amended
CLSCLAIM5 Claim for Family Graduated Fee (Counsel) New/Amended

Crown copyright forms are reproduced with the permission of the Controller of the Stationery Office. Law Society forms are reproduced with the permission of the Law Society. Legal Aid Forms are produced with the permission of the LSC.