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Re-entry of proceedings

Applications for legal aid to re-enter, or defend the re-entry of, proceedings in which the applicant was legally aided may to be made by way of an application for an amendment to the original legal aid certificate if, but only if:

  • the application for the amendment is made no later than 4 months from the date that the Court Clerk/Registrar signs the order(s) to which the re-entry relates; or,
  • where the original order(s) provided for the taking of certain steps by a specific date and the application for the amendment is made no later than 4 months from the date by which it was ordered that the matter(s) to which it relates were to be carried out.

If neither of these conditions are applicable, then the applicant must make a new application for legal services and it will be processed in the same way as any new application.

It is possible to apply for additional services while applying for an amended certificate for a re-entry eg. Counsel.