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TOOL: standard cost limit of your case
The tool below details the most common categories of case and their standard cost limit. Please select the type of work you are doing from the drop down to view the relevant information.
If you need more than the standard limit you can apply for this either when submitting the application for legal aid or at any point in the lifetime of the case.
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.
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.