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SMS messages service by the Civil Application and Processing Division of the Legal Aid Department (26.09.2022)

The Legal Aid Department announced today (September 26) that starting from September 27 (Tuesday), their Civil Application and Processing Division may send messages to the civil legal aid applicants and aided persons by SMS. In case any applicants or aided persons do not wish to receive the SMS messages, they shall inform the Department in writing.

Director of Legal Aid tests positive for COVID-19 (05.09.2022)

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Recruitment arrangement for Legal Aid Counsel applicants announced (11.08.2022)

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Environmental Report 2021

The Controlling Officer's Environmental Report 2021 of the Legal Aid Department has been issued. Please view it here.

Revised interest rate on charge on property (01.06.2022)

The rate of interest on the Director’s First Charge registered on an aided person’s home under Section 18A (3B)(b) of the Legal Aid Ordinance, Cap. 91 changed from 1.270% to 1.250% on 1 June 2022 in line with the provisions of the Legal Aid (Charge on Property) (Rate of Interest) Regulation. The new rate will apply from 1 June 2022 to 31 May 2023.

Revision of Chapters 6-9 of the Manual for Legal Aid Practitioners (23.05.2022)

Chapters 6-9 of the Manual for Legal Aid Practitioners have been updated and revised. For details, please click here.

Legal Aid Department to resume normal office hours (19.04.2022)

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Adjustment to Personal Allowances (01.03.2022)

With effect from 1 March 2022, 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.