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The Solicitors (Amendment)(Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Consequential amendments relating to legal aid, advice and assistance

26.—(1) In Article 15 of the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(1)—

(a)in paragraph (1) the words “solicitor or” and sub-paragraph (b) shall cease to have effect;

(b)in paragraph (2) the words “or solicitor” shall cease to have effect;

(c)after paragraph (2) there shall be inserted—

(2A) Any practising solicitor shall be entitled to give advice or assistance or to act for persons receiving legal aid unless he is for the time being excluded by an order under Article 51B(1) or (3) of the Solicitors (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 from selection under paragraph (3).;

(d)for paragraph (4) there shall be substituted—

(4) Notwithstanding paragraph (3), a solicitor who has been selected to act for a person under that paragraph may himself select to act for that person, as the solicitor’s agent, any other solicitor who is not for the time being excluded from selection under paragraph (3) by an order under Article 51B(1) or (3) of the Solicitors (Northern Ireland) Order 1976..

(2) In Article 18(5)(b) of that Order after the word “complaints” there shall be inserted “against barristers”.

(3) In Article 24(1) of that Order at the end of sub-paragraph (b) there shall be added

or

(c)for the purpose of facilitating the proper performance by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal of its functions under the Solicitors (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 in respect of a complaint made to it under Article 44(1)(g) of that Order or in connection with the making of an order under Article 51B(1) or (3) of that Order..

(4) After Article 36 of that Order there shall be inserted—

Assignment of solicitor excluded from legal aid work

36A.  A solicitor shall not be assigned in pursuance of a criminal aid certificate if he is for the time being excluded from being so assigned by an order under Article 51B(1) or (3) of the Solicitors (Northern Ireland) Order 1976..

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