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Accredited legal representative appointment pilot

12 April 2019

From 1 April 2019, HM Courts and Tribunals Service is conducting a pilot to trial a new system for appointing an accredited legal representative (ALR).

The pilot will enable the court to directly appoint an accredited legal representative nominated within proceedings.

Under the current system, an ALR can only be appointed after being selected by the judge from the accredited list of ALRs.

If you are an ALR who chooses to take part in the pilot, you will be able to put yourself forward for appointment within the proceedings.

If you seek to be nominated within an application, you will need to provide reasons for your appointment to the judge.

If there is no nominated ALR within the proceedings, the court will continue to appoint an ALR from the accredited ALR list.

The pilot will run for a period of three months.

We encourage all accredited ALRs to put themselves forward for direct nomination during the period of the pilot.