Civil news CCMS update for international child access cases

We have introduced new features to help with Client and Cost Management (CCMS) funding applications about rights of access to a child.

The improvements are specifically for funding applications falling under article 21 of the 1980 Hague Convention. These concern international disputes about rights of access to a child.

The new features include:

  • non-means tested applications

  • means and merits tested applications

How do the new features work?

When making an application in CCMS providers will come to a drop-down menu with options which include 2 new selections:

  1. ‘Article 21 Hague Convention 1980 – non-means’

  2. ‘Article 21 Hague Convention – respondent’

If appropriate, making the ‘non-means’ selection from the matter type categories listed for article 21 work will shorten the application process.

This is because you will only be asked to provide limited information when completing the means assessment interview.

Where can I find out more?

Guidance for creating initial applications on behalf of applicants is available on our training and support website.

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