Legal Aid forms
All the legal aid forms can be obtained from the Government website; they change fairly regularly so check there for updates.
Changes to forms
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.
- Government website: Controlled work application forms. "Forms to apply for legal aid in controlled work cases, including immigration and mental health, family mediation and appeals."
- Government website: Mental health: CLR, enhanced rates and review of refusal. "Controlled work application forms: representation - CW1&2 (MH), enhanced rates - CWC (MH), review of refusal or withdrawal - CW4 (MH)."
- CW1&2 (MH) (v14, December 2020)†. This is a direct link to the main mental health law form. Periodically check that this is still the most recent form by visiting the the main page (previous link, above).
- On 23/12/20 version 14 of Form CW 1&2 MH was uploaded to the Gov.uk website with the following notice: "Published new versions of the CW1&2 and CW4 with updated privacy notices. These changes are part of our preparations for exiting the European Union once the transition period ends on 31/12/20." Version 13 will continue to be accepted until 31/3/21: see LAA, 'Changes to Privacy Notices on Legal Aid Forms' (11/1/21).
- Government website: Civil legal aid application forms. "Forms and guidance to apply for legal aid in civil and family cases, as well as certificates, notices, proceeding codes, and judicial review."
- Government website: Legal aid: submit a claim. "Use claim forms or claim online, eg using CCMS, to get paid for all aspects of legal aid work; find guidance and help with submissions."
- Government website: EC-CLAIM 1: escape fee case claim form. "Forms and checklists to submit escape fee case claims under the 4 different categories." The following documents are relevant to mental health law: (1) LAA, 'EC-CLAIM 1 MH: escape fee case claim form - mental health' (v8, April 2015); (2) LAA, 'Escape claim checklist - mental health' (v1.4, September 2016).