The legal aid agency is introducing new CLAIM1, 1A, 2, 5, 5A and POA1 forms on 1st April 2015.
The old forms can still be used if they are signed and dated on or before 31st March 2015 and submitted before 30th April 2015. The new version must be used when the form is signed on or after 1st April 2015.
The new CLAIM1A form includes a ‘Counsel matrix’ which requires a breakdown of each Counsel fee in FGF / FAS cases. The matrix is also available as a separate document and can be used voluntarily prior to 1st April 2015.
Click here for the update on the LAA website and links to the new documents.
UPDATE: The LAA have subsequently confirmed that old forms won't be rejected if there is no other reason for rejection. See update here