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Community Legal Service (Funding) (Amendment No.2) Order 2011

This order, amongst other things, reduces the Legal Aid rates for mental health law (and other civil work) by 10%: the old and new fees are set out in Legal Aid#Payments. It also introduces maximum payments for experts: for instance, psychiatrists (£90 London, £135 non-London) and psychologists (£90 London, £117 non-London). In force 3/10/11 (for cases started on or after that date).

Related legislation

External link

Community Legal Service (Funding) (Amendment No.2) Order 2011 on UK Legislation website

Hansard HL Deb, 26 October 2011, col 831. This is the transcript of a debate in the House of Lords on a motion to annul the Community Legal Service (Funding) (Amendment No.2) Order 2011 (the order which reduces civil fee rates by 10%); following the debate the motion was withdrawn.

LSC, 'Legal aid reform - civil experts' fees' (CLS News, 27/10/11)