6 March 2023
We have amended our legal aid guidance on the framing of court forms for citations in Adults with Incapacity (AWI) and Children’s legal aid cases.
The amendments have been made to align our guidance with the prescribed fees laid down in Schedule 5 that apply to civil and children’s legal aid accounts, which are chargeable on detailed fees.
The table of fees prescribes a non-formal framing charge for the framing of a citation, which includes the execution of service.
We have amended our guidance where reference was made to:
Framing the Forms 20 and 21 in AWI cases will now be payable at the higher non-formal fee prescribed for a citation.
A separate fee will no longer be payable for the framing of the certificate of intimation of the citation, previously referred to as payable in our legal aid guidance, which applies to Forms 7, 22 and G12. This is because the framing of the execution of service is included within the prescribed fee for the framing of the citation.
In addition to the framing of a citation, you will be entitled to claim a signing fee for the citation and the execution of service, respectively.
A non-formal letter fee is chargeable for serving the citation.
The updated guidance can be found at:
Fees: Please see the Civil legal aid – detailed fees tables for specific fee rates.
Please contact Eileen Grant, Manager, Accounts Assessment.
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