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MoJ consults on legal aid remuneration in advance of Single Family Court

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Consultation ends 25 November 2013

  • The Ministry of Justice is consulting on legal aid remuneration as it prepares for the Single Family Court, which swings into operation in April next year.

    Two areas of remuneration are under review

    • the Family Legal Aid Scheme Framework will need to be amended as payment levels are currently determined by tiers of court: these tiers will be abolished in the SFC. The consultation document sets out an alternative basis for payments.
    • Court Bundle Payments, and bolt-on fees in particular, may need to change if anticipated amendments to the Practice Direction go ahead

    The MoJ anticipates that if implemented their proposals will have have 'no impact on legal aid recipients and no or minimal impact on provider income or the legal aid fund'.

    The consultation document can be downloaded here.


Published: 29/10/2013

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