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Applications for additional services

As previously noted in Parts 2 & 3 the “default” grant of legal advice allows the services of a law centre solicitor only, while a “default” grant of legal aid allows the services of either a law centre solicitor or (in certain cases) a private practitioner. Any spending over and above this must be specifically authorised by Legal Services. This is done by way of authority at advice stage and amended legal aid certificate at aid stage.