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. And the Deputy primarily covers the holiday absences of the Certifying Officer.
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.
Civil Legal Aid
Isle of Man Courts of Justice
Isle of Man. IM1 3AR
+44 1624 685977