Legal aid changes to streamline family work

A new approach to certificated family work is being rolled out by the Legal Aid Agency across England and Wales from 19 April 2019 following a successful pilot with providers.

The change means that legal aid certificates will in future be granted with a wider limitation on costs for most family proceedings.

The Legal Aid Agency says that providers will be able to free up administrative time currently spent collating and submitting evidence before they can carry out their work.

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