Legal Aid Panel
The Revised Manual for Legal Aid Practitioners

The Manual for Legal Aid Practitioners has been revised and updated taking into account the implementation of the Civil Justice Reform. Minor miscellaneous amendments have also been made. Major changes to the various chapters in the Manual are as follows:

Chapter 1 para. 5
The Legal Aid Electronic Services Portal

Chapter 6 para. 3.1, Chapter 7 para. 3.1 & 9.4, Chapter 8 para. 3.1 & Chapter 9 para. 2.1 & 8.1
Provisions concerning conflict of interest that legal aid practitioners or expert should pay attention to

Chapter 6 para. 5.3
Director of Legal Aid's First Charge

Chapter 6 para. 7.2
Counsel's Fees

Chapter 7 para. 3.2
Legal Aid Certificate and Assignment

Chapter 7 para. 5.1
Correspondence with the Director

Chapter 7 para. 7.3
Duty to Report to Director of Legal Aid

Chapter 7 para. 9.2 & 9.11
Engagement of Experts

Chapter 7 para. 12
Engagement of Mediators

Chapter 7 paras. 14.3 & 14.4
Costs and Taxation

Chapter 8 para. 9.1.1 & Chapter 9 para. 12.1
Application for costs

Chapter 8 para. 9.3.3
Case Report and assessment of counsel's fees

Chapter 9 para. 14.3
Case Report and assessment of solicitor's costs

Chapter 10
Guidelines for Lawyers Removed from Panel Applying to Re-join the Legal Aid Panel

 
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