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Initial certificate limits increased

The LAA has announced that it is increasing the default costs limit on certificates in family cases to £5000. This doesn’t apply to emergency certificates – that limit remains at £1350 (though you have a delegated function to increase that to up to £10,000 to do further urgent work).

More on the LAA website here.

Meanwhile the LAA has amended its guidance for situations where there is a show cause notice. The old guidance suggested costs were not claimable in such situations – that was true of Access to Justice Act cases but not LASPO cases. Under LASPO, if the show cause is removed it as if it never existed and all work is claimable. Well done to the Association of Costs Lawyers for pushing the LAA to correct the guidance.

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