A legal aid grant can, cf. s. 359 (6) in the Administration of Justice Act, be recalled, if the preconditions for receiving legal aid prove non-existent or to be lapsed. For example, the aid may be recalled if the applicant or his or her representative have passed on information that they knew or ought to have known were false, or due to the failure to report information relevant to the legal aid case.

The recall cannot be made retroactively. For this reason, the reasonable expenses up to the point of the recall will be covered by the Treasury.