Applications

Forms and guidance required to make an application for legal aid in civil cases.

Checklist for new applications

CIV APP 1
Application for a Legal Aid certificate:  Non-family Proceedings

PREVIEW CIV APP1: Mandatory from 4 Aug but not to be used before that date

CIV APP 3
Application for a Legal Aid certificate:  Family Proceedings

PREVIEW CIV APP 3: Mandatory from 4 Aug but not to be used before that date

CIV APP 5
Application for a Legal Aid Certificate: Special Children Act Proceedings

PREVIEW CIV APP 5: Mandatory from 4 Aug but not to be used before that date

CIV APP 6
Emergency application via email

PREVIEW CIV APP 6: Mandatory from 4 Aug but not to be used before that date 

CIV APP 8
Application for amendment or prior authority in civil cases

Guidance for completing CIV APP 8

PREVIEW CIV APP 8: Mandatory from 4 Aug but not to be used before that date  

CIV APP8A
Application for prior authority to incur expenditure in civil cases

Guidance for completing CIV APP8A

PREVIEW CIV APP 8A: Mandatory from 4 Aug but not to be used before that date   

CIV APP 11
Application for withdrawal

Proceeding codes and guidance

Civil representation guidance on proceeding codes and limitations

Proceedings codes and standard wordings for post-April 2013 certificates

Proceedings codes and standard wordings for pre-April 2013 certificates

Standard limitation codes

Guidance on applying for legal aid in cases with borderline prospects of success 

Judicial review discretion pro-forma (DOC) - For use from 22 April 2014.

Guidance for Judicial review discretion pro-forma (PDF)

Means assessment provider training (PDF) 

Means assessment training supplementary narrative (PDF) 

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