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EFIS 56, September 2012 : Legal Aid

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The Legal Services Commission has amended existing forms and created new forms for changes which will come into force on 1st October. Although CLSMEANS1, CLSMEANS2 and the new CLSMEANS1P forms may be used before 1st October, legal aid practitioners must use all the amended forms on or after 1st October.

Old versions of these forms which are signed and dated on or before 30th September will be accepted until 30th October but not after this date.

CLSCLAIM1 have received minor amendments and can be used immediately.

Forms affected

CDS16 Application for a review of legal aid in criminal proceedings on the grounds of hardship New/Amended
CLSAPP1 Application for civil legal Aid certificate New/Amended
CLSAPP3 Application for funding in Family Proceedings New/Amended
LF1 Graduated Fee claim New/Amended
LF2 Litigation Fee Review Form New/Amended
AF1 Claim for Advocate Graduated Fees (AF1) Under Scheme 6 New/Amended
AF2 Advocate Graduated Fee Redetermination Form (AF2) New/Amended
CLSMEANS1 Financial Assessment Form New/Amended
CLSMEANS1P Supplementary Financial Assessment Form New/Amended
LF1(FIXED_FEE) Fixed fee claim New/Amended
LF1(INTERIM) Interim Disbursement Claim New/Amended
LF1(ONLINE) Completed for LGFSS claims. Created Online New/Amended
LF1(SP) Special Preparation Claim New/Amended
CLSMEANS2 Financial Assessment form 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.