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LSC to Introduce New Family Fee Schemes on 9 May 2011

Guidance on advocacy and non-advocacy schemes available from LSC

The Legal Services Commission will introduce two new family fee schemes on 9 May 2011.

1.         The 'Family Advocacy Scheme' (FAS) under which both solicitor advocates and barristers claim a single, graduated fee for advocacy work done on public and private family law cases and

2.         The 'Private Family Law Representation Scheme' (PFLRS) under which solicitors claim a standard fixed fee for work done (excluding advocacy) from the issue of proceedings to the conclusion of the final hearing.

For the LSC's Guidance on Fees and Funding click here. For a brief guidance note produced by the Association of Lawyers for Children, click here.