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Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II LEGAL ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE, AND LEGAL AID OTHER THAN FREE LEGAL AID AVAILABLE UNDER PART III

    1. Legal advice and assistance

      1. 3.Persons eligible for advice and assistance

      2. 4.Scope and general conditions of advice and assistance

      3. 5.Representation in proceedings

      4. 6.Financial limit on prospective cost of advice and assistance

      5. 7.Contributions from persons receiving advice or assistance

      6. 8.Payment of charges or fees otherwise than through client's contribution

    2. Legal aid

      1. 9.Persons eligible for legal aid

      2. 10.Scope and general conditions of legal aid

      3. 10A.Exceptional legal aid

      4. 11.Financial conditions of legal aid

      5. 12.Contributions from persons receiving legal aid and charge on property recovered

      6. 13.Remuneration of persons giving legal aid

    3. Assessment of resources etc.

      1. 14.Assessment of disposable capital and income and of maximum contribution

    4. Solicitors and counsel

      1. 15.Solicitors and counsel

      2. 15A.Legal aid not to affect normal rules

    5. Costs of successful unassisted parties

      1. 16.Power to award costs out of the legal aid fund

      2. 17.Provisions supplementary to Article 16

    6. Administration and finance

      1. 18.Functions of Law Society

      2. Art. 19 rep. by 2003 NI 10

      3. 20.Accounts and audit

      4. 21.Pension rights of employees

    7. Miscellaneous and supplementary

      1. 22.Regulations

      2. 23.Advisory committees

      3. 24.Secrecy

      4. 25.Proceedings for misrepresentation etc.

      5. 26.Adaptation for purposes of Part II of rights to indemnity

      6. 27.Interpretation of Part II and Schedules 1 and 2

  4. PART III FREE LEGAL AID IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS

    1. 28.Free legal aid in the magistrates' court

    2. 28A.Free legal aid for diversionary youth conferences

    3. 29.Free legal aid in the Crown Court

    4. 30.Free legal aid on appeal to the county court

    5. 31.Resolution of doubts under Articles 28 to 30

    6. 32.Statements for purposes of free legal aid

    7. 33.Report on means of applicant for free legal aid

    8. 34.Free legal aid for children and young persons

    9. 35.Further provisions as to issue of certificates

    10. 35A.Court-ordered youth conferences

    11. 36.Expenses of free legal aid and making of rules

    12. 36A.Assignment of solicitor excluded from legal aid work

    13. 37.Remuneration of solicitors and counsel

    14. 38.Adaptation for purposes of Part III of rights to indemnity

    15. 39.Interpretation of Part III

  5. PART IV MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 40.Exemption from stamp duty

    2. 41.Applications to Crown

    3. 42.Amendments, repeals and revocations

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      PROCEEDINGS FOR WHICH LEGAL AID MAY BE GIVEN UNDER ARTICLE 9

      1. PART I DESCRIPTION OF PROCEEDINGS

        1. 1.Proceedings in any of the following courts—

        2. 2.Proceedings before any person to whom a case is referred...

        3. 2A.(1) The following proceedings in the Crown Court under the...

        4. 2B.Proceedings in the Crown Court for the variation or discharge...

        5. 3.The following proceedings in a court of summary jurisdiction, namely—...

        6. 4.Proceedings in the Restrictive Practices Court under Part III of...

        7. Para. 5 rep. by 2002 c. 26

        8. 6.Proceedings in the Lands Tribunal for Northern Ireland.

        9. 6A.Proceedings before the First-tier Tribunal under— (i) Schedule 2 to...

        10. 6B.Proceedings before the Upper Tribunal arising out of proceedings within...

        11. 6C.Proceedings before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission.

        12. 7.Proceedings in the Enforcement of Judgments Office in connection with...

        13. 8.Proceedings brought by an individual before a Proscribed Organisations Appeal...

      2. PART II EXCEPTED PROCEEDINGS

        1. 1.Proceedings in respect of which free legal aid may be...

        2. 2.Proceedings wholly or partly in respect of— Sub‐para. (a) rep....

        3. 3.Proceedings wholly or partly in respect of defamation; but the...

        4. 4.Relator actions.

        5. 5.Election petitions under the Representation of the People Act 1983...

        6. 6.Proceedings (other than proceedings referred to in paragraph 7 of...

        7. 7.Proceedings incidental to any proceedings to which the foregoing paragraphs...

        8. 8.Applications to the High Court under section 103A of the...

        9. 9.Proceedings before the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal for the reconsideration...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      REMUNERATION OF PERSONS GIVING LEGAL AID UNDER PART II OF THIS ORDER

      1. 1.(1) The sums allowed to counsel in connection with proceedings...

      2. 2.(1) The sums allowed to a solicitor in connection with...

      3. 3.For the purpose of sub-paragraphs (1) and (2)( a) of...

      4. 4.Subject to paragraph 3, and to any statutory provision to...

      5. 5.Regulations may provide that for the purposes of this Schedule,...

      6. 6.The Lord Chancellor in exercising any power under this Schedule...

      7. 7.Orders under this Schedule shall be subject to negative resolution....

      1. Schedule 3—Amendments

      1. Schedule 4—Repeals

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