Search Legislation

Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made).

6.—(1) The Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 shall be amended as follows.

(2) In Article 15 (solicitors and counsel)—

(a)in paragraph (1) for the words from “there is” to the end substitute “he is for the time being prohibited from doing so by any determination of the General Council of the Bar of Northern Ireland, or by any determination of any such committee as may be established by that Council to determine charges preferred against barristers”, and

(b)omit paragraph (2).

(3) In Article 37 (remuneration of solicitors and counsel assigned to give legal aid under Part III) for the words “to the principle of allowing fair remuneration according to the work reasonably undertaken and properly done” substitute—

, among the matters which are relevant, to—

(a)the time and skill which work of the description to which the rules relate requires;

(b)the number and general level of competence of persons undertaking work of that description;

(c)the cost to public funds of any provision made by the rules; and

(d)the need to secure value for money,

but nothing in this Article shall require him to have regard to any fees payable to solicitors and counsel otherwise than under this Part.

(4) In paragraph 6 of Schedule 2 (remuneration of persons giving legal aid under Part II) for the words “to the principle of allowing fair remuneration according to the work reasonably undertaken and properly done” substitute—

, among the matters which are relevant, to—

(a)the time and skill which work of the description to which the order relates, or the regulations relate, requires;

(b)the number and general level of competence of persons undertaking work of that description;

(c)the cost to public funds of any provision made by the order or regulations; and

(d)the need to secure value for money,

but nothing in this paragraph shall require him to have regard to any fees payable to solicitors and counsel otherwise than under this Schedule.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources