LSANI - Statutory Charge - Important points for practitioners

Date published: 28 June 2019

The purpose of the Statutory Charge (SC) is to ensure that legally-aided persons contribute toward the cost of funding their cases, so far as they are able. It provides the LSANI with revenue which the LSANI is allowed to keep and use for funding other future cases. It enforces the “ability to pay” principle, thereby targeting limited resources to those in greatest need.

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