An Exceptional Appeal

More and more Family lawyers are encountering clients in desperate situations which now fall outside scope of Legal Aid. Sadly our prediction regarding the evidential threshold for Domestic Violence appears to be coming true.

The only way around this is to apply for Exceptional Case Funding and we are increasingly advising clients to make such applications. Of course this involves an additional form and, most annoyingly, it cannot be granted using delegated functions (devolved powers to you and I).

Based on previous experience we are very keen to maintain a register of both granted and refused applications from the outset, rather than thinking what a good idea this might have been in 9-months time.

Please help us all out by forwarding copies of any LAA, ECF determinations to us.

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