New legal aid paper forms mandatory from 1 April 2013
Posted: in by Michelle Barron.
Many clients will no longer be eligible for legal aid in family matters after 1 April 2013, so you should ensure that you have applied for a certificate before the 31 of March. The Easter break starts on Friday 29 March, so this will have impact on the timetable. Correct applications submitted before 31 March will be treated under Access to Justice Act 1999 provisions. However, if an application is rejected and has to be re-submitted after 1 April, the new Act will apply, so it is important to get applications in as early as possible and get them right first time. Click here for full details.