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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1996 No. 205

LEGAL AID AND ADVICE

Legal Advice and Assistance (Prospective Cost) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

Made

17th May 1996

To be laid before Parliament

Coming into operation

10th June 1996

The Lord Chancellor, in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 6(2), 22 and 27 of the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(1) and now vested in him(2), hereby makes the following Regulations:—

Citation, commencement and revocation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Legal Advice and Assistance (Prospective Cost) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 10th June 1996.

(2) The Legal Advice and Assistance (Prospective Cost) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992(3) are hereby revoked.

Financial limit on prospective cost of advice and assistance

2.  For the limit of £86·50 specified in Article 6(2) of the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(4) there shall be substituted the limit of £88·00.

Mackay of Clashfern, C.

Dated 17th May 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations revoke and replace the Legal Advice and Assistance (Prospective Cost) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992 to increase from £86·50 to £88·00 the limit on the cost of legal advice and assistance provided under Articles 3 and 4 of the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 which a solicitor may incur without obtaining the approval of the appropriate authority.

(1)

S.I. 1981/228 (N.I. 8); Article 27 is an interpretation provision and is recited because of the meaning assigned to the words “prescribed” and “regulations”

(2)

S.I. 1982/159

(4)

Which figure was most recently substituted by S.R. 1992 No. 104

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