Consultation for the introduction of standard legal aid fees

Consultation opened on 01 June 2021. Closing date 24 September 2021.


Introduction of Standard Legal Aid Fees for Solicitors in Article 8 and Article 50 of The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 proceedings in the Family Proceedings Court.


Consultation description

The key objective of the proposal is to support Departmental budgeting and forecasting by standardising fees.  This follows recommendations in the Access to Justice Reviews in 2011 and 2015 and, subsequently, from the Comptroller and Auditor General and the Public Accounts Committee.

The DoJ invites views on any issues raised by this consultation document including the accompanying impact screenings and draft amendment to the Remuneration Order 2015.  Please submit your response to this consultation to:

Family Fees Project
Enabling Access to Justice Division
Department of Justice
Massey House
Stormont Estate


Tel: 028 9016 9526

Text phone: 028 9052 7668

Responses must be received by 2pm, 24 September 2021.


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