Legal Aid Transformation Reforms

royalcourtsofjusticeAs a result of the Legal Aid transformation review, the HM Courts & Tribunals Service and Legal Aid Agency will be issuing revised documents for legal aid from 22nd April 2014. This blog will be used to detail the changes affecting family mediation as they become available.

Form changes

Means7CIV Means7 – a revised form including information on residents test and additional sections to the evidence checklist, has been delayed until August 2014.

An updated version of the form has been issued, removing the security classification – but the previous version will remain accepted.

 

Cw5CW5 – a revised form including information on residents test and additional sections to the evidence checklist, has been delayed until August 2014.

An updated version of the form has been issued removing the security classification – but the previous version will remain accepted.

 

c100C100 : Application under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 for a child arrangements, prohibited steps, specific issue order or to vary or discharge or ask permission to make a section 8 order

The form has been revised to include new sections detailing required attendance or exemption(s) from MIAM attendance. Download the latest here.

 

FM1FM1 : Family Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM). This form is only to be used when making an application to the court on form C1 or C2 for use with specific orders.

This form has been extensively revised compared with the previous version. Download the latest here.

 

FormAForm A : Notice of [intention to proceed with] an application for a financial order

This includes a section for the  mediator to certify that the prospective applicant is exempt from attendance or exception at a MIAM. Download it here.

 

FormA1

Form A1 : Notice of [intention to proceed with] an application for a financial remedy (other than a financial order)

This includes a section for the  mediator to certify that the prospective applicant is exempt from attendance or exception at a MIAM. Download it here – currently latest form is not available.

 

FormB

Form B : Notice of an application to consider the financial position of the Respondent after the divorce/dissolution.

This includes a section for the  mediator to certify that the prospective applicant is exempt from attendance or exception at a MIAM. Download it here.

 

These forms have been released to software vendors, and will be available from the 22nd April on the HMCTS Form Finder site at www.justice.gov.uk/forms/hmcts.