4 November 2021
The deadline for responses to our accounts assessment consultation has been extended until 5pm on 10 December 2021.
We have been asked for an extension to allow some stakeholders to give the consultation full consideration.
The consultation is about how we assess accounts submitted by solicitors and advocates.
Seeking views from interested parties is the start of a process that will see us more clearly stating our policies and guidance for those preparing accounts and those assessing those accounts.
This process has also seen us reviewing our approach to assessment and, where we think change is necessary and possible within the current statutory framework, we are consulting on our proposals.
Full details on what we are consulting on and how to respond are available on our launch update.
If you have any questions about the consultation, please contact Steven Carrie: firstname.lastname@example.org
18 January 2024
Following solicitor feedback we have introduced a simplified application process for legal aid applications for a Guardianship order under one of five sections