Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) Regulations 2013 come into force on 1st April
Regulations set out the fees and rates for the Family Advocacy Scheme
The Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) Regulations 2013 ("the Regulations") make provision about the payment by the Lord Chancellor to persons who provide civil legal services under arrangements made for the purposes of Part 1 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (c.10) ("the Act"). Schedule 3 sets out the fees and rates for the Family Advocacy Scheme. The regulations also increase the maximum rates for certain types of expert.
The fees and rates set out in the Regulations are subject to definitions and payment schemes contained in the following contracts made between the Lord Chancellor and a provider of civil legal services under Part 1 of the Act, the relevant contract in any particular case being the contract which governs the provision of civil legal services for which the claim for remuneration relates: the 2010 Standard Civil Contract, the 2013 Standard Civil Contract and the 2013 Individual Case Contract (Civil).
The Regulations do not apply to the payment of remuneration under contracts awarded as part of a pilot which provides for remuneration by way of one or more standard fees. Other than regulations 7 and 10, the Regulations do not apply to contracts which have been awarded after competitive tendering as to price has taken place. Other than regulation 10, the Regulations do not apply to the 2013 Individual Case Contract (High Cost Civil).
The regulations are here.