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Revised interest rate on charge on property
The rate of interest on the Director’s First Charge registered on an aided person’s home under Section 18A (3A) of the Legal Aid Ordinance, Cap. 91 changed from 1.101% to 1.231% on 1 June 2019 in line with the provisions of the Legal Aid (Charge on Property) (Rate of Interest) Regulation. The new rate will apply from 1 June 2019 to 31 May 2020.
Adjustment to Personal Allowances
With effect from 25 February 2019, the amount of personal allowances to be deducted from income when computing an applicant's financial resources has been adjusted.
For full details of the new personal allowances, please click here.
For more information on how the financial resources of an applicant are calculated, please click here.
From 22 February 2019, intended legal aid applicants may make appointment online for obtaining Pre-application Information Forms in one of our offices via mobile devices or desktop computers through the Legal Aid Electronic Services Portal. After clicking ‘Electronic Services’ and following the instructions on the screen, mobile device users can get started on online booking by clicking ‘Access E-Booking’ icon while desktop computer users may access ‘E-Services for the Public’ webpage for the function.