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EFIS 22, February 2018 : Legal Aid

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Changes in scope of Prison Law come into force on 21st February 2018 and will require changes to the forms CRM3 and CRM18A. The scope of this Class of Work will now cover the following types of work:

Proceedings before the Parole Board, also includes Representations in respect of recall to custody for a breach of licence conditions.

Sentence Calculation cases where the date of release is disputed (also includes Minimum Term review cases);

Sentence cases which relate to referrals to Close Supervision Centres and referrals to Separation Centres Sentence cases before a directors Category A panel on legal issues arising in disputes relating to a prisoner's classification as a Category A Prisoner

Disciplinary cases that involve the determination of a criminal charge for the purposes of Article 6.1 ECHR (those before the Independent Adjudicator); and

Disciplinary cases that require legal representation as a result of the successful application of the "Tarrant Criteria".

For details of field amendments please go to:

Forms affected

CRM3 Application for Advocacy Assistance New/Amended
CRM18A Escape Case Claim Form- Crime Prison Law 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.