LSC Forms Update November 2009 by Caesura

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									                       LSC Forms Update November 2009

REF       VERSION     DESCRIPTION OF CHANGE                                           MANDATORY
          DATE                                                                        DATE
ADMIN 1    November   Page 1 – PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION inserted at
             2009     the top of the page.
                      Instruction to complete in block capitals removed from
                      below title together with field to insert number of pages
                      being submitted.

                      Your client’s details section – Initials field renamed ‘First
                      name’ and fields for first name(s) and surname at birth
                      removed.

                      Your details section – (instructed solicitor) removed from
                      section title and Supplier number fields replaced by fields
                      for account number and roll number.

                      Outcome of case – wording inserted below title and note
                      inserted below section.

                      Page 2 – Paying the Charge moved to page 3.                     1st November
                                                                                           2009
                      Page 3 – Solicitors Certification added (previously on page
                      4). Final option in Paying the Charge section amended.

                      Page 4 – Request to postpone enforcement previously on
                      page 3. Wording amended below first set of check boxes.

                      Page 5 – Postponing Enforcement continued. Previously
                      on page 4, no changes.

                      Page 6 – Client’s Declaration and Data Protection
                      statement transposed and Inland Revenue changed to HM
                      Revenue and Customs in second paragraph.

                      Page 7 – Contractual Charge. The LSC address amended.

                      Page 8 – Version control.




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REF         VERSION    DESCRIPTION OF CHANGE                                          MANDATORY
            DATE                                                                      DATE
CLSCLAIM1   November   Page 1 – Box for number of pages removed from top of page
              2009     and Protect-Personal Information added above title.
                       Instruction to complete form removed from below title.
                       Wording in brackets removed from check boxes denoting
                       assessment by court or LSC.

                       Your Client’s details section – Initials replaced by Fist
                       name, Surname at birth field removed.

                       Your details section – (instructed solicitor) removed from
                       section title. Supplier number field renamed account
                       number, second field now named Roll number and both field
                       increased to 6 spaces.
                       Name of solicitor field moved to Certification section on
                       page 7.

                       Previous advice and other related claims – Family Help
                       (Lower) included in first sentence.

                       Date of legal advice claim and contribution fields removed.
                                                                                      1st November
                       Solicitor changed to Provider in second and third questions.
                                                                                           2009
                       Version control.

                       Page 2 – Case description section renamed Case Information
                       and limited to three fields.

                       Outcome of case – Reference to Masterpack removed from
                       sentence under Outcomes heading.

                       Sentence asking whether costs awarded against client or
                       Community Legal Service fund and check boxes removed.

                       ‘Please attach a copy’ added below check boxes for wasted
                       costs order.

                       Page 3 – Panel Membership declaration moved from page 8.
                       Check boxes have been added next to options i and ii and
                       reference to declaration on page 8 amended to read ‘below’
                       in final sentence in previous section.

                       Page 4. Schedule of time spent - For office use only
                       column made wider and number of lines increased.




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REF         VERSION     DESCRIPTION OF CHANGE                                         MANDATORY
            DATE                                                                      DATE
CLSCLAIM1    November   Page 5 – Additional information – section expanded.
               2009
                        Cases where Counsel has been instructed – Family cases
                        only has been added to the title and the sentence in
                        brackets removed.

                        First sentence and check boxes below name of counsel field
                        removed.

                        ‘As far as you are aware’ removed from second sentence
                        and submitted replaced by paid in relation to outstanding
                        claims.

                        Reason for escape and check boxes removed at bottom of
                        section.

                        Page 6 – Cost Details replaced by grid for disbursement
                        details.

                        Page 7 – Cost Details – Page re-arranged and reformatted.
                                                                                      1st November
                        Sentence above Certification regarding monies awarded
                                                                                           2009
                        removed.

                        Certification – sentence below signature amended.

                        Page 8. Details of costs awarded – Section title amended.
                        Market rates field moved next to prescribed rates and total
                        costs awarded field removed.

                        Sentence below Amount recovered to date replaced by
                        instruction to complete remaining parts if recovery not
                        made in full.

                        Page 9. Debtor’s details – Damages inserted in second
                        sentence below title.

                        Page 10 – section for LSC use only added.

                        Version control.




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REF          VERSION     DESCRIPTION OF CHANGE                                         MANDATORY
             DATE                                                                      DATE
CLSCLAIM1A    November   Page 1 – Box for number of pages removed from top of
                2009     page and Protect-Personal Information added above title.
                         Instruction to complete form removed from below title.
                         Wording in brackets removed from check boxes denoting
                         assessment by court or LSC.

                         Your Client’s details section – Initials replaced by Fist
                         name, Surname at birth field removed.

                         Your details section – (instructed solicitor) removed from
                         section title. Supplier number field renamed account
                         number, second field now named Roll number and both
                         field increased to 6 spaces.
                         Name of solicitor field moved to Certification section.

                         Previous advice and other related claims – Advice and
                         assistance removed and Non Family Help included in first
                         sentence.

                         Date and contribution fields removed.
                                                                                       1st November
                         Sentence asking whether claim covers all solicitors replace
                                                                                            2009
                         by whether any other solicitors have acted.

                         Version control.

                         Page 2 – Court details section removed.

                         Outcome of case – Reference to Masterpack removed
                         from sentence under Outcomes heading.

                         Sentence asking whether costs awarded against client or
                         Community Legal Service fund and check boxes removed.

                         ‘Please attach a copy’ added below check boxes for wasted
                         costs order.

                         Section 2 – Actual costs incurred. Disbursement and
                         advocacy fields removed.

                         Page 3 – options a, b & c at top of section removed
                         together with all references to them.
                         Certification section moved from page 8.




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REF          VERSION    DESCRIPTION OF CHANGE                                       MANDATORY
             DATE                                                                   DATE
CLSCLAIM1A    October   Page 4 - Panel Membership declaration moved from page
               2009     8. Check boxes have been added next to options i and ii
                        and reference to declaration on page 9 amended to read
                        ‘below’ in final sentence in previous section.

                        Page 5. Schedule of time spent - For office use only
                        column made wider and number of lines increased.


                        Page 6 - Additional information section made larger.
                        Cases where Counsel has been instructed – Family cases
                        only has been added to the title and the sentence in
                        brackets removed.
                        ‘As far as you are aware’ removed from second sentence
                        and submitted replaced by paid in relation to outstanding
                        claims.
                                                                                    1st November
                        Reason for escape and check boxes removed at bottom of           2009
                        section.

                        Page 7 – Cost Details replaced by grid for disbursement
                        details.

                        Page 8 – Cost Details – Page re-arranged and reformatted.

                        Certification – sentence below signature amended.

                        Page 9 – Panel Membership Declaration moved to page 4.

                        Details of costs awarded – Sentence regarding enclosed
                        cheque removed from below Amount recovered to date.

                        Page 10 – Version control.




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REF          VERSION     DESCRIPTION OF CHANGE                                           MANDATORY
             DATE                                                                        DATE
CLSCLAIM 2    November   Page 1 – Amended as CLSCLAIM1
                2009     Version control

                         Page 2 – Case description section removed.
                         No claim on fund-costs met by other side section removed
                         but questions regarding date of issue, date of final work and
                         name of court retained and added to Outcome of case
                         section which is now at the top of the page.

                         Outcome of case - note under title amended to remove
                         reference to Masterpack and fields added as mentioned
                         above.

                         No claim on fund section removed and replaced by
                         Summary of costs paid that was previously at the top of
                         page 4. Words ‘agreed and’ removed from title and Family
                         Help (lower) added to Legal advice and assistance field.

                         Page 3 – Summary of case moved to the top of the page
                         and title amended.
                                                                                         1st November
                         Cases where Counsel has been instructed – Family cases
                                                                                              2009
                         only has been added to the title and the sentence in
                         brackets removed.

                         First sentence and check boxes below name of counsel field
                         removed.

                         ‘As far as you are aware’ removed from second sentence
                         and submitted replaced by paid in relation to outstanding
                         claims.

                         Reason for escape and check boxes removed at bottom of
                         section.

                         Details of monies/property awarded moved from page 5 of
                         the previous version.

                         Page 4 – This page now requires Legal Aid costs only. Grid
                         for disbursement details added with the schedule of time
                         spent as in the CLSCLAIM1 (page 4).
                         Details of costs awarded section removed.




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REF          VERSION     DESCRIPTION OF CHANGE                                        MANDATORY
             DATE                                                                     DATE
CLSCLAIM 2    November   Page 5 – Grids inserted for Legal Aid Only costs and Costs
                2009     assessed by the court (see page 7 of CLSCLAIM1). Debtor’s
                         details moved to page 7.

                         Page 6 – Certification – sentence below signature
                         amended.
                         Panel Membership Declaration amended (see page 3 of          1st November
                         CLSCLAIM1).                                                       2009

                         Page 7 - Debtor’s details. Damages inserted in second
                         sentence below title.

                         Version control.




REF          VERSION     DESCRIPTION OF CHANGE                                        MANDATORY
             DATE                                                                     DATE
Controlled    November   Page 1 – Version control.
Work 1          2009
                         Page 5 – Client’s Certification. Amendments have been
                         made to the 4th, 6th, 8th and 9th paragraphs and a new       1st November
                         section Partner’s Declaration inserted.                           2009

                         Page 7 – Version control.


REF          VERSION     DESCRIPTION OF CHANGE                                        MANDATORY
             DATE                                                                     DATE
EC CLAIM 1    November   Page 1 – Summary of Claim. HO UCN field has been
CIVIL           2009     removed and reference to month claimed on SMS changed
                         to read LSC Online.

                         Version control.                                             1st November
                                                                                           2009
                         Page 3. Version control has been added at the bottom of
                         the page as page 4 has been removed.




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REF           VERSION     DESCRIPTION OF CHANGE                                        MANDATORY
              DATE                                                                     DATE
EC CLAIM 1     November   Version 3 of this form covered both immigration and
Immigration      2009     mental health. There are now two additional forms, one for
                          each category; EC-CLAIM 1 – Immigration and
                          EC-CLAIM 1 - Mental Health

                          Page 1 – Summary of Claim - Client surname and initials
                          replaced by two fields for first name and surname.

                          Month claimed on SMS now reads LSC Online and has been
                          moved from bottom of section and field for CLR added with
                          checkboxes for asylum, immigration and detained client.
                          Reference to retained/recovered costs removed.
                          Fields for date level of work closed and next court date
                                                                                       1st November
                          removed from bottom of section.
                                                                                            2009
                          Note regarding disbursements and detained travel and
                          waiting added.

                          Version control

                          Page 4 – Immigration Fees. All reference to mental health
                          fees removed and checkboxes for additional payments
                          added with a field for the total.

                          Summary of Claim for Mental health removed.

                          Version control.




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REF          VERSION     DESCRIPTION OF CHANGE                                       MANDATORY
             DATE                                                                    DATE
EC CLAIM 1    November   Page 1 - Form title changed to advise Mental Health only
Mental          2009     status. LSC use only section removed and ‘Have you
Health                   attached?’ laid out across the page with checkbox for
                         counsel prior authority added.
                         Provider Details section moved above Summary of Claim.

                         Summary of Claim - Client surname and initials replaced
                         by two fields for first name and surname.
                         HO UCN field removed.
                         Fee Level codes and Meeting code fields added.
                         Reference to retained/recovered costs removed.
                         Summary of costs moved to page 3.
                         Month claimed on SMS now reads LSC Online has been
                         moved from bottom of section.

                         Required information section added.
                                                                                     1st November
                         Page 2 – Schedule of time spent removed. Relevant case           2009
                         information. Section made larger. Disbursement – Cost
                         and Justification. Columns added to request VAT and total
                         amount.
                         Provider Certification moved to page 3.

                         Page 3 – Mental Health Fees. All reference to
                         immigration fees removed.
                         Summary of costs – previously requested in Summary of
                         Claim on page 1. Travel and waiting combined and new
                         field inserted for Counsel Costs above CLR rate.

                         Summary of Claim for Immigration removed and Mental
                         Health summary now called Breakdown of costs.

                         Version control.




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REF            VERSION     DESCRIPTION OF CHANGE                                         MANDATORY
               DATE                                                                      DATE
Guidance for    November   Page 1 – Version control
Reporting         2009
Controlled                 Page 10 – Fees have been inserted in the table for Family
Work.                      Private Law codes FPL01 to FPL18.

                           Page 13 – Fees have been inserted in the table for Family
                           Public Law codes FPC01 to FPC03.
                                                                                          1st November
                           Page 32 – Debt code DJ ‘Debt relief order made’ added to            2009
                           matter concluded section.

                           Page 52 – Welfare benefit code WESA ‘Employment and
                           Support Allowance’ added to Matter Type Part 1.

                           Page 53 – Version control.




REF            VERSION     DESCRIPTION OF CHANGE                                         MANDATORY
               DATE                                                                      DATE
CDS5           November    Page 1 – Version control.
               2009
                           Page 2 – Court of Appeal section inserted at the top of the
                           page.
                           Section previously marked ‘a’ now titled Details of work      1st November
                           completed.                                                    2009
                           Details of application section now continued on page 3.

                           Page 4 – Version control.




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REF   VERSION     DESCRIPTION OF CHANGE                                           MANDATORY
      DATE                                                                        DATE
LF1    November   Page 1 – Reference to disbursements removed from
         2009     Litigator Fixed and Litigator Final Fee options at the top of
                  the page.

                  Section one – case details. Section extended to cover
                  VHCC criteria and section two moved to page 2.

                  Version control.

                  Page 2. Section two – details of disbursements
                  previously on page 1. .

                  Section three – claim details. Previously section five.
                  Question asking whether evidence served electronically
                  inserted below PPE option which has been amended for
                  clarification.

                  Page 3. Section four– Fixed Fees. This is a new section.
                                                                                  1st November
                  Section five – Hardship Claims and Section six – Warrant             2009
                  Claims were previously sections three and four on page 2.

                  Page 4. Section seven – Total Claim, previously section
                  six on page 3; reference to interim payments removed from
                  disbursements field.

                  Section eight – Declaration. The second, third and fourth
                  options have been added and the fifth option on
                  disbursements has been amended.

                  Section nine – Solicitor’s Certification. New Section.

                  Section ten – previously section eight.

                  Page 5 – Section eleven – Guidance notes. New section
                  giving definitions of VHCC’s and details of special
                  preparation.
                  Version control.

REF   VERSION     DESCRIPTION OF CHANGE                                           MANDATORY
      DATE                                                                        DATE
LF2    November   Page 1 – Version control.
                                                                                  1st November
         2009
                                                                                       2009
                  Page 2 – This is a new section for completion by the LSC.



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