Representations from the Children’s Reporter (or other party) in a 2011 Act appeal

We do not have a statutory requirement to tell the Reporter or any other parties involved in the decision that is being appealed that legal aid has been applied for, unlike in civil legal aid applications.

We will still consider any representations submitted to us by the Reporter (or any other party):

  • If such representations are considered to be of any relevance. If so, authority will be obtained from the Reporter (or other party) to exhibit these to your client.
  • Then, your client will be given the opportunity to provide a written response to such representations.

However, if consideration of any written representations received would cause unreasonable delay to the 2011 Act appeal proceedings taking place such representations will not be taken into account.

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