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EFIS 71, November 2010 : Legal Aid

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The Legal Services Commission has amended CLSAPP1, CLSAPP6, CLSAPP7, CLSAPP8, CLSMEANS1, CLSMEANS1A, CLSMEANS1B, CLSMEANS1C, CLSMEANS2, CLSMEANS3, CLSMEANS4, CLSMEANS5, CLSMEANS1 GUIDE, CLSCK3, CLSPOA1, and the Controlled Work Forms to reflect new contract references, comply with the requirement of the Phase 2 Fee Scheme and to enhance the fraud deterrent element where this is relevant.

All these amended forms must be used from 15th November for applications which are signed and dated on or after this date.

CDS14, CDS15 and CDS16 have been revised to accommodate contract and operational changes and to enhance the fraud deterrent element. LF1 and LF2 have also been amended and PL1 is a new form.

The latest versions of CDS14, CDS15 and CDS16 must be used for any applications signed and dated on or after 15th November.

CDS18A is a new form which should be used in all Prison Law cases where the case details which have been submitted on CDS6 have been “flagged” as exceptional.

Finally, legal aid practitioners are also advised that we will be publishing the Legal Services Commission’s new form AF1 for use under Scheme 6 before it has to be used in January 2011.

Forms affected

CWORK2(IM) Controlled Legal Representation (Immigration) New/Amended
CDS14 Application for Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings New/Amended
CDS15 Financial Statement for Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings New/Amended
CWORK1 Legal Help, Help at Court and Family Help (Lower) New/Amended
CDS16 Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings: Application for Review on the Grounds of Hardship New/Amended
CWORK3A(IM) Application for extension of Upper Costs Limit New/Amended
CWORK3B(IM) Application for extension of Upper Costs Limit New/Amended
CWORK3C(IM) Graduated Fee Scheme - Application for extension of Disbursement Limit New/Amended
CLSAPP1 Application for civil legal Aid certificate New/Amended
CWORK_MH Mental Health Application for Prior Authority to incur enhanced rates for Counsel New/Amended
CWORK1_2_MH Legal Help and Controlled Legal Representation - Mental Health New/Amended
LF1 Litigation Fee claim - this form should be completed for all litigator fee claims. New/Amended
LF2 Litigation Fee Review Form New/Amended
CLSAPP7 Family help (higher and legal representation in family proceedings New/Amended
CLSPOA1 Claim for payment on account in civil cases (including civil applications arising from criminal proceedings) New/Amended
CLSAPP8 Application for amendment for prior authority in civil cases New/Amended
PL1 Application for Prior Approval to undertake a Prison Law Treatment Case New/Amended
CLSAPP6 Fax emergency application New/Amended
CDS18A Exceptional Case Claim Form - Crime Prison Law New/Amended
CLSMEANS1 Financial Assessment Form New/Amended
CLSMEANS1C Information about a shareholding in a private limited company and/or directorship New/Amended
CLSCK3 Financial Assessment Forms Checklist New/Amended
CLSMEANS1A Information about your self employed work New/Amended
CLSMEANS5 Change in capital New/Amended
CLSMEANS2 Financial Assessment form New/Amended
CLSMEANS1 GUIDE Guide for completing form CLSMEANS1 New/Amended
CLSMEANS3 Financial Assessment form New/Amended
CLSMEANS1B Information about your partnership New/Amended
CLSMEANS4 Financial assessment form for Child under 16 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.