Seeking a review of the case cost limit applied: procedure and information to provide
If you ask us for a higher level of funding than the standard cost limit when you apply for civil legal aid and we refuse this request, you can seek a review of the condition imposed on the grant of legal aid in terms of the available expenditure. Section 14(1G) allows the person receiving legal aid, subject to a condition imposed in terms of section 14(1F), to ask us to review any such condition. You should apply for a review using the review application form. The review should be supported by as much information as you have to show the need for expenditure beyond the standard limit. This could include details of:
any large or unusual costs expected in the case
information about the need for experts
details to support an immediate or future need for counsel and
information about any special needs of the assisted person.
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.
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.
Increases in long running cases or with multiple legally-aided parties: our monitoring role
Learn about when we will monitor long running cases and what form this will take.
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.