Legal Aid Agency, 'Form CW 1&2 MH' (v16, 24/11/21)
Mental health Legal Aid form The amendment is that the Privacy Notice now states: "It may sometimes be necessary to transfer personal information overseas. When this is needed, information may be transferred to: the European Economic Area (EEA) and other countries including the USA. Safeguards will be put in place to help protect the personal data transferred. Such transfers will be kept to the minimum required to provide our service." (the extra words are in italics). This form is optional until 11/3/22 and mandatory after that.
Para 3.12 of the 2018 Standard Civil Contract Specification states: "We may amend the Application Forms from time to time upon giving at least 28 days' notice to you." Occasionally forms have been changed without notice, but the LAA have always commenced the notice period from when notification under the contract was belatedly made.
The LAA subsequently published the following:
- Legal Aid form grace period. LAA, 'Civil/crime news: changes to privacy notices on legal aid forms' (10/12/21) — The old versions of Forms CW 1&2 MH, CIVAPP1 and CIVAPP6 (among others) can be used until 11/3/22. After that, the 24/11/21 versions, with the updated privacy notices, must be used.