Mandatory use of new legal aid forms from 1st November
The end of October will soon be upon us and it is therefore important to remember that various legal aid forms have been updated for use from the 1st November onwards.
CIVAPP1, CIVAPP3, CIV APP6, CIVAPP8, and CW3A forms:
The new version is mandatory for forms signed or dated from 1st November 2015
CIVCLAIM1, CIVCLAIM1A and CIVCLAIM2 forms:
Forms signed or dated on or after 1st November should be the new version however the LAA have stated that 'they will not be rejected if a slightly longer period is taken to introduce them.....Caseworkers are able to use their discretion where circumstances require it as there is no legal content to the changes'
Copies of all of the new forms are available on the LAA website and we would recommend that the new forms are used to avoid any potential for rejection.