Civil legal aid remuneration

Consultation opened on 07 August 2013. Closing date 22 November 2013.


The Access to Justice Review recommended that work be taken forward to increase the standardisation of fees payable to the legal profession for work done under civil legal aid.


Consultation description

 The Review considered that £5m of savings could be achieved from civil legal aid without harming access to justice.

Interim report

An interim post consultation report is being published , as following consideration of the consultation responses, subsequent discussions with bodies representing the legal profession and representations made directly to the Justice Minister, the Department has decided to conduct further research and is developing a revised set of proposals. A full report will be published at a later stage. The interim report was considered by the Justice Committee on 25th June 2014.


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