Costs against the Lord Chancellor

Costs orders against legally aided parties and/or the Lord Chancellor: Costs against the Lord Chancellor

If an application for an order for costs against the Lord Chancellor (to be paid out of the legal aid fund) is made, the criteria set out in Part 3 of the Regulations apply. The following conditions must be satisfied before an order against the Lord Chancellor may be made:

Costs orders against legally aided partiesnor the Lord Chancellor

Costs orders against legally aided parties and/or the Lord Chancellor: Orders which the court awarding costs may make

If the court decides to make an order for costs against a legally aided party, it may either make an order that the amount of the costs payable by the legally aided party is to be determined by a Costs Judge or District Judge, or make an order which specifies the amount which the legally aided party is required to pay.

LASPO

Costs orders against legally aided parties and/or the Lord Chancellor: The Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and the regulations

On 1 April 2013 s26 of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (“the Act” in this section) replaced s11 of the Access to Justice Act 1999. S26(1) of the Act provides that costs ordered against an individual who is a legally aided party in relevant civil proceedings must not exceed the amount (if any) which it is reasonable for that party to pay having regard to all the circumstances, including:

costs appeals

Legal aid cases: Costs appeals

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Legal Aid cases: Completing the bill and the legal aid assessment certificate

Legal Aid cases: Completing the bill and the legal aid assessment certificate

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Duty to inform counsel

Legal Aid cases: Duty to inform counsel

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