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An amended Family Graduated Fee (FGF) funding order made on 14 July will come into effect on 4 August 2009, the Legal Services Commission has announced.
The FGF changes were announced in February following a full consultation, and will be applicable to all work carried out under new and existing certificates from 4 August 2009.
The order implements the following changes to the FGF scheme:
In addition to the changes detailed above, the LSC are also introducing improved procedures for barristers' claims for Special Preparation Fees (SPF):
These forms, along with a revised CLAIM5 Form, will be available on the LSC website in due course.
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