Appellate proceedings: is a fresh financial assessment and additional contribution necessary?

Someone applying for legal aid in connection with appellate proceedings may previously have been receiving legal aid for the proceedings in the court below.  In these circumstances, the maximum contribution already paid for the proceedings in the lower court is all we will expect the applicant to pay.  We will not ask for a fresh contribution in the appellate proceedings.

We may, however, reassess disposable income and disposable capital if there has been a change in circumstances that would normally result in a reassessment.

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