Proposals for the reform of financial eligibility for civil and criminal legal aid

Consultation opened on 29 March 2013. Closing date 21 June 2013.


The consultation seeks views on a number of proposals for simplifying and harmonising civil legal aid means testing and puts forward two options for the introduction of threshold limits which would form part of the criminal legal aid means assessment if a formal test were to be introduced into the magistrates’ courts.


Consultation description

In addition, the consultation sets out some general principles which, if accepted, would underpin the replacement to Legal Advice and Assistance when Civil Legal Services and the Funding Code have been introduced.





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