Limited Legal Representation Certificates - to limit legal costs
Sometimes Legal Representation Certificates are granted, but limited in the type of work that your solicitor will be authorised to deal with.
For example, a certificate may be limited to obtaining a barrister's opinion on your case before it can go any further.
Sometimes certificates may say that you can only bring a claim in a particular court, for example in a Magistrates Court instead of a County Court. This is because some cases are cheaper if they are brought in a Magistrates Court.
A certificate may be limited to all steps up to but excluding trial. Your solicitor or barrister will have to send a progress report to the Legal Aid Agency before the trial giving reasons why a trial is necessary.