A new amending SI has just popped up over on legislation.gov.uk, amending regs 33 and 34 of the Civil Legal Aid (Procedure) Regulations 2012 – these are the ones which set out the evidence requirements where LASPO brings victims of dv and protective parents in child abuse cases into scope for private law family applications. Some tightening / constriction of eligibility and some sensible clarification / expansion of availability. This is a topic under recent discussion through the comments to this post.
Make sure you are up to speed with these.
Having just rewritten the chapter in Family Courts without a Lawyer that relates to the evidence requirements I shall now have to re do the task. Thank you Lord Chancellor, I am MUCH obliged! Grump….
PS Still no FPR (Amendment) Rules up there…