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EFIS 74, September 2011 : Legal Aid

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The Legal Services Commission has amended the forms listed for use from 3rd October but not before this date. Existing forms which are signed and dated on or before 2nd October will only be accepted until 1st November. Any forms signed and dated on or after 3rd October must be the latest versions.

AF1 and LF1 have been updated to mirror changes to the business process which implements reform to legal aid.

CLSMEANS1 has been amended to incorporate a new evidence checklist. CLSCK3 and the Guide to CLSMEANS1 mirror corresponding changes to CLSMEANS1.

CLSMEANS7 has been amended to include a section for a partner’s signature.

CLSCLAIM1, CLSCLAIM1A, CLSCLAIM2, CLSCLAIM5 and CLSCLAIM5A have been revised to refer to the lower threshold where invoices must be produced and/or to clarify the questions on legal help to assist in the calculation of the statutory charge.

The Checklists CLAIM1 CHECKLIST and CLAIM2 CHECKLIST have been re-written to reflect current requirements.

The client declaration in CWORK1 has been altered and EC-CLAIM1(IMM) and EC-CLAIM1(MH) have been amended to incorporate the new provisions for stage disbursement billing.

LAC1 is a new form which should be completed and signed at the committal stage for all either way cases, which are sent to the Crown Court by the presiding magistrates.

LAC1 must be submitted to the Legal Services Commission along with the Claim for Payment form.

TFF has been updated to refer to the correct dates.

Forms affected

CLAIM1 CHECKLIST Guide to the completion of the CLS CLAIM 1 New/Amended
CLAIM2 CHECKLIST Guide to the completion of the CLS CLAIM2 New/Amended
TFF Tailored Fixed Fee - Annual Claim Adjustment Pack New/Amended
CWORK1 Legal Help, Help at Court and Family Help (Lower) New/Amended
CLSCLAIM1A Claim for costs in fixed fee family cases New/Amended
CLSCLAIM1A(NOTES) Guide to the completion of the CLS Claim 1A New/Amended
LF1 Litigation Fee claim - this form should be completed for all litigator fee claims. New/Amended
CLSPOA1 Claim for payment on account in civil cases (including civil applications arising from criminal proceedings) New/Amended
CLSPOA1(GUIDE) CLS POA1 Claim for Payments on Account - Guidance for Providers New/Amended
EC_CLAIM1(IMM) Exceptional Case Claim Form - Immigration New/Amended
EC_CLAIM1(MH) Exceptional Case Claim Form - Mental Health New/Amended
AF1 Claim for Advocate Graduated Fees (AF1) Under Scheme 6 New/Amended
CLSCLAIM5A Claim for Family Advocacy Scheme (Counsel) New/Amended
LAC1 Legal Aid Committal Form New/Amended
CLSMEANS1 Financial Assessment Form New/Amended
CLSCK3 Financial Assessment Forms Checklist New/Amended
CLSMEANS1 GUIDE Guide for completing form CLSMEANS1 New/Amended
CLSCLAIM5 Claim for Family Graduated Fee (Counsel) New/Amended
CLSMEANS7 Financial Assessment for Family Mediation 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.