From 13 September, cost limit increases for emergency civil legal aid certificates will apply. Emergency certificates are used when there is no time to await a funding decision from the Legal Aid Agency (LAA). Full representation and family help (higher) will be affected. A revised cost limit of £2,250 will apply, except in relation to investigative representations, where the limit of £1,350 remains. The LAA said it had set a figure which does not exceed substantive cost limits across different categories of law.

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