Just to remind people, further to our previous post, that time is fast running out to submit pre-4 August forms. Completed paper forms, submitted by post, signed and dated before 1 September 2014, will be accepted by the LAA as long as they are received on or before 5pm on 5 September.
From 1 September 2014, the new forms are mandatory.
Further to our recent post, the LAA has issued an update earlier today which states that although the new legal aid forms will be available on 4 August, it will still be acceptable to use the old forms until the end of the month.
Pre 4 August paper forms received on or before 5pm on 5 September but signed and dated before 1 September 2014 will still be acceptable.
There will be a new FAS Advocates Attendance Form EX506, to be used for all hearings starting 31 July 2014. Unfortunately, HMCTS does not provide forms in advance of the date they are to be used; but from tomorrow, it will be available via the Court Service Form Finder.
From 31 July, the bundle bolt on fee will be claimed by reference to the Advocates Bundle, not the Court Bundle. The LAA has provided a training module and workbook which provide more information about what is required to justify a bundle payment here.
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