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"Advocate's" bundles introduced to allow for bundles PD implementation

Changes to legal aid payments made to allow for full implementation of PD27A on bundles

  • Bolt on legal aid payments triggered by the size of a bundle will, from 31 July, relate to the advocate's bundle rather than the court bundle. 

    It follows publication of the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2014 and will enable full implementation of PD27A on bundles in the Family Court. That PD restricts court bundles to a maximum of 350 pages but that part of the PD was not implemented on 22 April as it emerged that it would affect the remuneration of publicly-funded advocates. 

    The compromise set out in Regulation 2(3) and (4) makes amendments to the Legal Aid Family Advocacy Scheme and introduces the concept of an "advocate's bundle" providing for bolt-on fees to be based on the size of the advocate's bundle instead of the court bundle.

    The regulations come into force on 31 July as set out in the SI here.


News, published: 03/06/2014

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Published: 03/06/2014

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