Helping you understand rules for private family law children and finance cases from 1 April 2013
Guidance is available to help you understand the new rules on legal aid for children and finance matters in private family law cases from 1 April 2013.
Key changes were made in this area under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
The evidence that is required in order for an application for legal aid to be made in these matters is prescribed in the Civil Legal Aid (Procedure) Regulations 2012 (“the Procedure Regulations”).
- Regulation 33 deals with evidence relating to domestic violence
- Regulation 34 deals with evidence relating to child protection
Guidance is available setting out further detail on information the evidence must contain to satisfy the requirements in the regulations.
These are set out in detail under “Funding Guidance” on the Justice website.
Justice website: Funding guidance – web page with guidance document
SOURCE: Ministry of Justice