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Statement of facts

This box allows you to enter a statement of facts.

Applications for delegated/Private Practitioner legal aid certificates

For family law proceedings in the District Court (or on appeal to the Circuit Court) where the application is for a delegated/private practitioner legal aid certificate, the application is to the Managing Solicitor or their nominee and the recommendation will be Grant, you can simply give the cause of action and the court venue, along with a recommendation that it be Granted. A more detailed statement of facts will be required if the recommendation is Refuse.

Other applications

A full statement of facts will be required. If the statement will be brief, it is acceptable to type it into the box provided. In most cases though, and particularly in non-family law cases, it is recommended to create the statement as a separate Word document on the Documents tab. A blank Word document is available as a template in “Other Templates”. You should make the Statement of Facts available to Legal Services by checking the box beside it. You can then make reference to the fact that a full Statement of Facts is available on the Documents tab here. Remember to include any required information for the particular case type e.g. divorce and separation.

Guidelines for creating Statements of Facts can be found later in this Part