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EFIS 81, December 2010 : Legal Aid

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Following the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s announcement in the Emergency Budget in June of an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% on 4th January 2011, we have amended the fields which automatically calculate VAT on the forms listed.

Legal aid practitioners should therefore use the latest versions of these forms for applications made on or after 4th January 2011. More detailed guidance on this change can be obtained from the Legal Services Commission’s website at

Criminal forms CRIM_7 and CRIM_8 are also available following changes to these forms which the Ministry of Justice made in accordance with the new Criminal Procedure Rules. These two forms can be used immediately.

Finally, on Efis 71/2010 in November, we advised you that we intended to publish the new form AF1. The Legal Services Commission has delayed the publication of AF1 so we will notify you of any further developments in 2011.

Forms affected

CWORK2(IM) Controlled Legal Representation (Immigration) New/Amended
CRIM_7 Notice of Application Relating to Bail to be made to the Crown Court New/Amended
CRIM_8 Appeal Notice (Criminal Procedure Rules, r 63.3) New/Amended
CDS11_EXPRO CDS11 with Additional Profit Costs Fields 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
CLSCLAIM1A Claim for costs in fixed fee public law scheme New/Amended
CWORK1PL Family Help (Lower) Public Law 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
EC_CLAIM1(CIVIL) Exceptional Case Claim Form - Civil New/Amended
CDS18 Exceptional Case Claim Form - Crime New/Amended
CLSPOA1 Claim for payment on account in civil cases (including civil applications arising from criminal proceedings) New/Amended
EC_CLAIM1(IMM) Exceptional Case Claim Form - Immigration New/Amended
EC_CLAIM1(MH) Exceptional Case Claim Form - Mental Health New/Amended
CDS18A Exceptional Case Claim Form - Crime Prison Law New/Amended
CDS7 Non-standard fee contract work assessment form New/Amended
CDS11 Claim Cost Summary Sheet New/Amended
CLSCLAIM5 Claim for Family Graduated Fee (Counsel) New/Amended
CLSCLAIM3 Counsel's fee note in civil cases New/Amended
CLSCLAIM2 Report in civil cases - costs met in part or in full by other party New/Amended
CLSCLAIM1 Claim for assessment of costs or payment of costs following detailed assessment 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.