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Response published to Family Legal Aid Funding consultation

On 21 October 2009 we published our response to the Family Legal Aid Funding from 2010 consultation.

The reforms are designed to protect services for children and families and to ensure the future sustainability of family legal aid in light of increasing costs in parts of the system.

The consultation focused on proposals for two new payment schemes:

You can read the full consultation response, Impact Assessment and Q&A documents on the consultation pages.

Payment dates

Check payment dates for 2009 on the Payment Dates page.

Guidance on VAT change

We have published guidance on how we:

Summary of changes from 1 Jul 08

As part of our agreement with The Law Society, changes to fee schemes took effect on 1 Jul 08.

See Documents for a summary and the individual fee schemes pages below for full details.

Pay rates for cases started before 1 October 2007

Scheme Applicable
Cases covered by hourly rates All cases
Tailored Fixed Fees For cases started before 1 Oct 07
Family Graduated Fees All cases

Please visit the Guidance on fees and funding page for further guidance.

Fee schemes for cases started or certificates issued on or after 1 October 2007

Scheme Applicable for all cases started on or after
Standard fee scheme 1 Oct 07
Immigration and asylum graduated fee scheme 1 Oct 07
Family mediation fee scheme 1 Oct 07
Public law care proceedings graduated fee scheme 1 Oct 07
Family help - private fee scheme 1 Oct 07
Mental health fee scheme 1 Jan 08

For more information

See Documents for:

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