The MOJ has published its first report on exceptional case funding.
This statistical release provides information and data on Legal Aid Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) applications and determinations made under clause 10 of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) from 1 April 2013.
The report covers all applications and determinations from 1 April to 31 December 2013. The key points are:
- 909 were new applications and
- 242 were requests to review an earlier determination (see Figures 1 and 2);
This ad hoc release has been provided due to ongoing requests for quantitative information on ECF. Future updates of information within this document will be incorporated in the annual statistical bulletin ‘Legal Aid Statistics', to be published in June 2014.
The full report is available to download here.