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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 84: Financial eligibility for grant of right to representation

The section amends the Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 and provides that the power of the court or the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission to grant criminal legal aid may only be exercised following an assessment of the applicant’s means.

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