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Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance Act 2013

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19Clients' contributions for criminal assistance by way of representationS

(1)In section 11(1) of the 1986 Act (clients' contributions), after “below” insert “ or, where applicable, section 11A ”.

(2)The title of section 11 becomes Clients' contributions: general.

(3)After section 11 insert—

11AClients' contributions: specified criminal assistance by way of representation

(1)This section applies where—

(a)assistance by way of representation has been made available to a client under section 9A(1) (“the assistance”), and

(b)the client—

(i)has disposable income of, or exceeding, £82 per week and is not (directly or indirectly) in receipt of any of the benefits mentioned in section 11(2)(b), or

(ii)has disposable capital of, or exceeding, £750.

(2)The client is liable to pay a contribution in respect of the assistance provided of up to, but not in aggregate exceeding, such amount as may be prescribed by regulations made under section 33ZA(1).

(3)Except where regulations made under section 33ZA(1) otherwise provide—

(a)in a case where the assistance is being provided—

(i)by a solicitor employed by the Board by virtue of sections 26 and 27 or, as the case may be, section 28A, or

(ii)by counsel instructed by such a solicitor,

it is for the Board to determine the amount of and collect any contribution payable by the client under subsection (2), and

(b)in any other case, it is for the solicitor to determine the amount of and collect any contribution payable by the client under subsection (2).

(4)A contribution collected by the solicitor is to be treated as payment of a fee or outlay properly chargeable (in accordance with section 33)..

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I1S. 19 in force at 11.10.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/262, art. 2

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