Civil news: new form simplifies claims assessed at court

Legal Aid Agency

December 22
16:13 2015

We are introducing a claim 1C form for submission of claims which have been subject to detailed assessment at court.

The use of the form is not mandatory but we may look to mandate its use in the future.

We aim to have the new form included in the next master pack update but in the meantime it is already available on GOV.UK see link below.

The new form has been introduced so that we:

  • only ask for information we need
  • give you additional prompts and fields to reduce incorrect claiming

Avoiding common errors

Our news article in September detailed common errors on claims assessed by the court and we have introduced new fields to try and help avoid these mistakes in future. This includes:

  • tick boxes to prompt providers into checking they are not claiming for work out of scope under the certificate
  • new fields to summarise costs and ensure claims are (1) the correct rate and (2) panel member enhancements are only carried out by a panel member
  • additional declaration as a reminder that all claims must be evidenced on file

Guidance on how to complete the form is available along with a checklist of requirements.

Mandatory checks remain the same as for the claim 1 and the claim 1A.

Further information

CIV CLAIM 1C to download new form, checklist and guidance

Legal aid: submit a claim

Avoiding taxed billing errors news story September 2015

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