Funding

Funding guidance:

The availability of legal aid (formerly public funding) in relation to family proceedings was significantly reduced with effect from 1 April 2013, following the coming...

Practice Note

The solicitor and client contract for services is a key element in the business relationship. Handled well, it can boost reputation, handled badly it can...

Practice Note

Sections 49–54 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPOA 2012) introduced changes to the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA...

Practice Note

A matter will be privately funded where: • the client has agreed to pay their costs from their own resources, and • their obligation to pay is not...

Practice Note

Public funding in care proceedings is provided for parties by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) who are an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ). Public funding...

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The overriding objective The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955 set out the overriding objective. This principle includes ensuring that the parties are...

Practice Note

With legal aid no longer available for many areas of family law, tough economic times and increased competition, more family lawyers are considering offering unbundled...

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