Means Test News

Changes are being made to family mediation funding which we expect to come into effect on 3 November 2014 and will affect financially ineligible parties.

Financially ineligible parties will be exempt from the financial means test in respect of the first mediation session where the other party is financially eligible for legal aid.

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) will pay half a single session mediation fee for the first session only in relation to the ineligible party. This will be in addition to the relevant fee payable in respect of the financially eligible party.