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EFIS 7, March 2007 : Legal Aid

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The Legal Services Commission has amended the above forms to take account of procedural changes which will be introduced on 1st April.

The CLSAPP8, CLSCLAIM 4, CDS8 and CDS13 forms can be used on receipt of this update and must be used from 1st April.

The amended versions of CMRF, CDS6 and CDS7 should not be used before 1st April when the new Civil and CDS codes will become compulsory to use.

The table below is taken from the Legal Service Commission’s letter to suppliers which is dated March 2007 and explains when old and new codes should be used.

When was the case concluded?When was the case data submitted?What codes should be used?
Before 1st April 2007Before 1st May 2007 Old codes
Before 1st April 2007On or after 1st May 2007New codes - old codes to be translated
On or after 1st April 2007On or after 1st May 2007New codes

The field amendments to all forms are minimal except for CDS8 which contains extensive field amendments.

Forms affected

CDS13 Application form for contribution towards fees for accreditation for duty solicitor or accredited Representative New/Amended
CMRF Consolidated matter report form New/Amended
CLSAPP8 Application for amendment or prior authority in civil cases New/Amended
CDS6 Contract Work Report Form New/Amended
CDS7 Non-standard fee contract work assessment form New/Amended
CDS8 Assigned Counsel's fee note in criminal cases New/Amended
CLSCLAIM4 Claim for payment on account in civil cases 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.