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Amendments finalised for legal aid grant forms

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The Ministry of Justice says it has finalised the new criminal and civil/family amendment to legal aid grant forms, along with changes to the high cost cases policies.

The new forms and policies apply from 1 April 2019.

The ministry has released a summary of submissions received and its decisions.

It says the feedback received fully supported simplifying the forms and reducing their number.

Feedback on the duplication of purpose between the amendment to grant form and the high cost case plan strongly supported the ministry's proposal to remove the high cost case plan, it says.