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Legal aid certificate only covers proceedings in a single court jurisdiction

It is important to note that a legal aid certificate only covers proceedings in a single court jurisdiction. Where an appeal to a higher court is to be made, a new legal aid certificate must be sought. The applicant must make a fresh application for legal services, be financially assessed, and pay a contribution in respect of the new legal aid certificate.

However, a fresh legal aid certificate does not need to be sought in respect of an appeal from a county registrar to the Circuit Court or an appeal from the Master/a Deputy Master to the High Court.