Increases in long running cases or with multiple legally-aided parties: our monitoring role
Long running cases
In longer running cases where funding requests are being made beyond the standard limits, we may decide to monitor the progress of the case. This monitoring could include asking you to provide regular updates on progress in the case and details of the steps or work needed to bring matters to conclusion.
Multiple legal aided parties
If there is more than one legally aided party involved, we will look at all the relevant grants of civil legal aid before we decide upon any requests for additional funding. This will allow us to consider the overall public funding available for the case and whether all the grants of civil legal aid remain appropriate and proportionate.
In this section
Cost limitations on grants of civil legal aid: how the limit is calculated and what is covered
Find out more about cost limitations on grants of civil legal aid, how the limit is calculated and what is covered.
The importance of monitoring your case costs: considering sufficient expenditure
Learn about why you need to ensure you have sufficient expenditure in place for all the work you need to undertake.
Case cost limits: payments from the Fund and judicial expenses cases
Find out why the cost limit is not relevant on your case if you obtain judicial expenses.
Applying for funding beyond the standard cost limit: factors to be addressed
Find out what factors we have to consider when assessing your application for a higher level of expenditure.
Seeking a review of the case cost limit applied: procedure and information to provide
Find out the details you need to submit if you are seeking a review of the cost limit of your case.
Applying for an increase beyond the standard cost limit: procedure and information to provide
Learn about the information you need to include in your AMEND application when applying for an increase in your case cost limit.
Situations in which retrospective authority for a case cost increase may be granted
Find out when retrospective sanction will be considered and what we consider a good reason for not seeking our prior approval for a case cost increase.
TOOL: standard cost limit of your case
Use our case costs limit tool to view relevant information about your civil legal aid work.