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EFIS 16, March 2013 : Legal Aid

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The Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Young Offenders Act 2012 will change the name of Legal Services Commission to Legal Aid Agency on 1st April 2013.

The Legal Aid Agency has amended all the forms listed to reflect this change of name.

Applications for civil representation will only be accepted if they are submitted on the correct form. For example, the old LSC forms must be used for applications signed and dated on or before 31st March 2013. Applications which are signed and dated on or after 1st April must be submitted on the new and amended forms.

Because any applications which are made on the wrong forms will be rejected, legal aid practitioners should check the Legal Aid Agency's website for more detailed information at www.justice.gov.uk/legal-aid on or after 1st April 2013. Any enquiries before 1st April should be directed at www.legalservices.gov.uk .

Finally, the following forms have been made obsolete as part of these changes. CDS12, CLAIM1CHECKLIST, CLAIM2CHECKLIST, CLSADMIN3, CLSADMIN4, CLSAPP4, CLSAPP7, CSLCLAIM1(NOTES), CLSCLAIM1-APPENDIX, CLSCLAIM3, CLSCLAIM5(GUIDE), CLSCLAIM5(G) and CLSPOA1(GUIDE). These forms will automatically be deleted form your system(s).

Forms affected

CDS12 Duty Solicitor application form (Criminal Defence Service) Withdrawn
CDS13 Application form for contribution towards fees for accreditation for duty solicitor or accredited Representative Withdrawn
CDS11_EXPRO CDS11 with Additional Profit Costs Fields Withdrawn
CDS14 Application for Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings Withdrawn
CDS15 Financial Statement for Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings Withdrawn
CDS16 Application for a review of legal aid in criminal proceedings on the grounds of hardship Withdrawn
CLSCLAIM1A Claim for costs in fixed fee family cases Withdrawn
CLSCLAIM1A(NOTES) Guide to the completion of the CLS Claim 1A Withdrawn
CLSADMIN4 Payment of Monies Withdrawn
CLSAPP1 Application for civil legal Aid certificate Withdrawn
CLSAPP3 Application for CLS Funding Certificate Withdrawn
CLSAPP4 Application for CLS Funding Certificate Withdrawn
CDS1 Client's Details Form Withdrawn
CLSAPP5 Application for CLS Funding Certificate Withdrawn
CDS18 Exceptional Case Claim Form - Crime Withdrawn
CLSAPP7 Family help (higher and legal representation in family proceedings Withdrawn
CLSPOA1 Claim for payment on account in civil cases (including civil applications arising from criminal proceedings) Withdrawn
CLSPOA1(GUIDE) CLS POA1 Claim for Payments on Account - Guidance for Providers Withdrawn
CLSAPP11 Application for discharge Withdrawn
CLSCLAIM5(GUIDE) Guidance for CLSCLAIM 5 Withdrawn
CLSADMIN2 Change of Details Withdrawn
CLSCLAIM5A(G) Guidance to the completion of the CLS Claim 5A Withdrawn
CLSAPP8 Application for amendment for prior authority in civil cases Withdrawn
CLSCLAIM5A Claim for Family Advocacy Scheme (Counsel) Withdrawn
CLSAPP6 Fax Emergency Application Withdrawn
CDS18A Exceptional Case Claim Form - Crime Prison Law Withdrawn
CLSMEANS1 Financial Assessment Form Withdrawn
CLSAPP8A Application for prior authority/change to cost limitation (where applicable) Withdrawn
CDS15C Financial Statement for Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings - Continuation of questions Withdrawn
CLSMEANS1C Information about a shareholding in a private limited company and/or directorship Withdrawn
CLSMEANS1P Supplementary Financial Assessment Form Withdrawn
CLSCK3 Financial Assessment Forms Checklist Withdrawn
CLSMEANS1A Information about your self employed work Withdrawn
CDS2 Application for Advice and Assistance Withdrawn
CLSADMIN1 Preservation or Recovery Under the Statutory Charge and Request to Postpone Enforcement Withdrawn
CDS3 Application for Advocacy Assistance/Representation Withdrawn
CLSADMIN3 Application to Suspend Contributions/Undertaking as to Costs Withdrawn
CLSMEANS5 Change in capital Withdrawn
CLSMEANS2 Financial Assessment form Withdrawn
CLSMEANS1 GUIDE Guide for Completing Form CLSMEANS1 Withdrawn
CLSMEANS3 Financial Assessment form Withdrawn
CLSMEANS1B Information about your partnership Withdrawn
CDS4 Application for Prior Authority to Incur Disbursements in Criminal Cases Withdrawn
CDS5 Application for extension of Upper Limit Withdrawn
CDS7 Claim for Higher or Non-Standard Fee in Criminal CasesNon-Standard Fee Contract Work Assessment FormNon-Standard Fee Contract Work Assessment Form Withdrawn
CDS8 Assigned Counsel's fee note in criminal cases Withdrawn
CDS10 Application for review of refusal or withdrawl of Advocay Assistance or representation Withdrawn
CDS11 Claim Cost Summary Sheet Withdrawn
CLSCLAIM5 Claim for Family Graduated Fee (Counsel) Withdrawn
CLSMEANS7 Financial Assessment for Family Mediation Withdrawn
CLSCLM1(P5) CLSCLAIM1 - Page 5 Continuation Sheet Withdrawn
CLSCLAIM3 Counsel's fee note in civil cases Withdrawn
CLSCLAIM2 Report in Civil Cases - Costs met in Part or Full by Other Party Withdrawn
CLSCLAIM1 Claim for Assessment of Costs or Payment of Costs Following detailed Assessement in Cilvil Cases Withdrawn
CLSCLAIM1-APPENDIX Claim for Assessment Of Costs or Payment Of Taxed Costs in Cival Cases Withdrawn
CLAIM1 CHECKLIST Checklist for CLAIM1 Withdrawn
CLAIM2 CHECKLIST Checklist for CLAIM2 Withdrawn
CLSMEANS4 Financial assessment form for Child under 16 Withdrawn
CWORK2(IM) Controlled Legal Representation (Imm) New/Amended
TFF Tailored Fixed Fee - Annual Claim Adjustment Pack New/Amended
CWORK1 Legal Help, Help at Court and Family Help (Lower) New/Amended
CWORK3 Application for extension of Upper Cost limit - Controlled Work (Non Immigration Matters) New/Amended
CWORK3A(IM) Application for extension of Upper Costs Limit New/Amended
CWORK3B(IM) Application for extension of Upper Costs Limit New/Amended
CWORK4 Application for Review of Refusal or Withdrawal of Controlled Legal Representation New/Amended
CWORK3C(IM) Graduated Fee Scheme - Application for extension of Disbursement Limit New/Amended
CWORK4(MH) Application for Review of Refusal or Withdrawal of Controlled Legal Representation New/Amended
CWORK1PL Family Help (Lower) Public Law 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 Graduated Fee claim New/Amended
LF2 Litigation Fee Review Form New/Amended
EC_CLAIM1(CIVIL) Escape Fee Case Claim Form - Civil New/Amended
L31 Information about your partnership or self employed work New/Amended
EC_CLAIM1(IMM) Escape Fee Case Claim Form - Immigration New/Amended
EC_CLAIM1(MH) Escape Fee Case Claim Form - Mental Health New/Amended
AF1 Claim for Advocate Graduated Fees (AF1) Under Scheme 6 New/Amended
PL1 Application for Prior Approval to undertake a Prison Law Treatment Case New/Amended
AF2 Advocate Graduated Fee Redetermination Form (AF2) New/Amended
LAC1 Legal Aid Committal Form New/Amended
NOTICE_1 Notice of Issue of Certificate New/Amended
NOTICE_2 Notice of Issue of Extension/Amendment of Certificate New/Amended
NOTICE_3 Notice of Withdrawal or Revocation of Certificate New/Amended
LF1(FIXED_FEE) Fixed fee claim New/Amended
LF1(INTERIM) Interim Disbursement Claim New/Amended
LF1(ONLINE) This form should be completed for LGFS claims created online. New/Amended
LF1(SP) Special Preparation Claim New/Amended
CRM1 Client's Details Form New/Amended
CRM2 Application for Advice and Assistance New/Amended
CRM3 Application for Advocacy Assistance New/Amended
CRM4 Application for Prior Authority to Incur Disbursements in Criminal Cases New/Amended
CRM5 Application for extension of Upper Limit New/Amended
CRM7 Non-standard fee contract work assessment form New/Amended
CRM8 Assigned Counsel's fee note in criminal cases New/Amended
CRM10 Application for review of refusal or withdrawal of Advocacy Assistance New/Amended
CRM11 Claim Cost Summary Sheet New/Amended
CRM13 Application Form for contribution towards fees for Accreditation for Duty Solicitor or Accredited Representative New/Amended
CRM18 Escape Fee Case Claim Form- Crime New/Amended
CRM18A Escape Case Claim Form- Crime Prison Law New/Amended
CRM14 Application for Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings New/Amended
CRM15 Financial Statement for Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings New/Amended
CRM16 Application for a review of legal aid in criminal proceedings on the grounds of hardship New/Amended
CWORK5 Help with Family Mediation New/Amended
MWSF Mediation Work Start Form New/Amended
CIVPOA1 Claim for payment on account in civil cases (including civil applications arising from criminal proceedings) New/Amended
MCWR Mediation Consolidated Work Report New/Amended
JA_FORM Notice of Application for Apportionment of Costs New/Amended
CIVADMIN1 Preservation or recovery under the statutory charge and request to postpone enforcement New/Amended
CIVADMIN2 Change of details New/Amended
CIVAPP1 Application for Civil Legal Aid certificate - Legal Representation Non-family Proceedings New/Amended
CIVAPP3 Application for legal aid in Family Proceedings New/Amended
CIVAPP5 Application for legal aid in Special Children Act 1989 Cases New/Amended
CIVAPP6 Fax Emergency Application New/Amended
CIVAPP8 Application for amendment or prior authority in civil cases New/Amended
CIVAPP8A Application for prior authority/change to cost limitation New/Amended
CIVAPP11 Application for withdrawal New/Amended
CIVCLAIM1 Claim for assessment of costs or payment of costs following detailed assessment in civil cases New/Amended
CIVCK3 Financial Assessment Forms Checklist New/Amended
CIVMEANS1(GUIDE) How to complete CIVMEANS 1 Financial Assessment Form New/Amended
CIVCLAIM1A Claim for costs in fixed fee family cases New/Amended
CIVCLAIM2 Report in civil cases - costs met in part or in full by other party New/Amended
CIVCLAIM5 Claim for Family Graduated Fee (Counsel) New/Amended
CIVCLAIM5A Claim for Family Advocacy Scheme (Counsel) New/Amended
CIVMEANS1 Financial Assessment Form New/Amended
CIVMEANS1A Information about your self employed work New/Amended
CIVMEANS1B Information about your partnership New/Amended
CIVMEANS1C Information about a shareholding in a private limited company and/or directorship New/Amended
CIVMEANS1P Supplementary Financial Assessment Form New/Amended
CIVMEANS2 Financial assessment form New/Amended
CIVMEANS2A Information about your business New/Amended
CIVMEANS3 Financial Assessment form New/Amended
CIVMEANS4 Financial assessment form for Child under 16 New/Amended
CIVMEANS5 Change in capital New/Amended
CIVMEANS7 Financial Assessment for Family Mediation New/Amended
EC_CLAIM1(CLA) Escape Fee Case Claim Form - CLA New/Amended
CRM15C Continuation of questions New/Amended
CIVMEANS2(G) How to complete CIVMEANS 2 Financial Assessment Form New/Amended
CIVECF1 Application for Exceptional Case Funding New/Amended
CRM11_EXPRO Claim Cost Summary Sheet New/Amended
CIVCLM1(P5) CIVCLAIM1 - Page 5 continuation sheet New/Amended
L17 Statement of earnings 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.