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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

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Power to provide for enhanced fee

1.—(1) Regulations under Article 22 or 36 of the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 8) or an order under Schedule 2 to that Order may provide for the payment of an enhanced fee to a solicitor who—

(a)exercises a right of audience in a court or tribunal to which this Schedule applies;

(b)has been accredited by the Law Society under paragraph 2 in relation to that court or tribunal; and

(c)complied with the duties in paragraph 3.

(2) This Schedule applies to—

(a)the Crown Court;

(b)a county court;

(c)a magistrates’ court; and

(d)a tribunal to which sub-paragraph (3) applies.

(3) This sub-paragraph applies to a tribunal if—

(a)it is a tribunal mentioned in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 8); or

(b)assistance by way of representation may be approved under Article 5 of that Order in respect of proceedings before the tribunal.

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