Rejection of civil legal aid applications: consequences of missing information

We will reject an application if it does not meet the basic minimum requirements..   This can be remedied by subsequent submission of the missing material, but we will not register the application until we have all the information we need.

Where there is non-compliance with the minimum requirements, we may still accept the application if we are provided with a reasonable explanation for this.

Where you carry out work under special urgency, a rejected application does not constitute a submitted application for civil legal aid. We may not make payment for work carried out under special urgency unless a valid application has been submitted and accepted within the 28 day period.

In cases where your client did not meet minimum requirements, we may abate charges relating to wasted work from any advice and assistance account on the basis that it was not reasonably incurred.

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