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Revised expert witness guidance issued by Legal Aid Agency

The Legal Aid Agency has made changes to its guidance on applying for prior authority for an expert witness in family cases. Prior authority is needed when instructing an expert who charges higher rates than the codified rates set out in the LAA's regulations.

The LAA has worked closely with representative bodies on the changes which, it says, aim to:

The changes provide for: 

For the revised guidance, click here.