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Officer Roles

Certifying Officer Role

The Legal Aid Certifying Officer and Deputy are appointed by the Legal Aid Committee by virtue of Regulation 2 of the Legal Aid (General) Regulations 1997.

They are not Civil Servants but are appointed to discharge all the functions conferred on them by the regulations. This includes, amongst others, the function of deciding whether or not an application passes the Legal Aid merits tests.

The Certifying Officer and Deputy are non-practising Advocates.

Their hours are performed within the normal working hours of the Legal Aid Office: Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 5.30pm. 

An emergency service is available on Friday for genuinely urgent matters only.

The Certifying Officer

Civil Legal Aid

Isle of Man Courts of Justice

Deemsters Walk

Bucks Road

Douglas

Isle of Man. IM1 3AR

Telephone:+44 1624 685977

Email:Send Email

Costs Officer Role

The Costs Officer is an authorised officer with delegated authority from the Chief Registrar who conducts the assessment process in relation to all Legal Aid bills of costs submitted for payment. He is not based in the Legal Aid Administration Office, being separately located within the General Registry.

Assessment is a rigorous examination of the work that has been undertaken and claimed by an Advocate prior to payment being authorised.

The process involves an examination of a fully itemised list of work against the Advocates file of papers. This is to ensure that the work claimed is necessary, reasonable and within the scope, conditions and limitations of the Legal Aid Certificate.

The Costs Officer

Costs Section

Isle of Man Courts of Justice

Deemster’s Walk

Bucks Road

Douglas

Isle of Man. IM1 3AR

Telephone:+44 1624 685977

Email:Send Email

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