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EFIS 5, January 2011 : Legal Aid

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Pursuant to the previous information which was circulated on EFIS 81/2010 in December last year, the Legal Services Commission has now confirmed that the new AF1 form should be used from 7th February.

The processing, validation and payment of claims under the Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS) is being transferred from Her Majesty’s Court Service (HMCS) to the Legal Services Commission (LSC).

More detailed information about how this transfer will operate in different regions of the country can be downloaded from the LSC’s website at

Please also find available forms CDS11, CDS11_EXPRO and CLSCLAIM1 which have all received macro enhancements and can be used immediately.

Forms affected

CDS11_EXPRO CDS11 with Additional Profit Costs Fields New/Amended
AF1 Claim for Advocate Graduated Fees (AF1) Under Scheme 6 New/Amended
CDS11 Claim Cost Summary Sheet 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.