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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1999 No. 95

LEGAL AID AND ADVICE

Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

Made

4th March 1999

To be laid before Parliament

Coming into operation

29th March 1999

The Lord Chancellor, in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 5(3) 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 and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 and shall come into operation on 29th March 1999.

Assistance by way of representation for applications under the Family Homes and Domestic Violence (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

2.  In paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 to the Legal Advice and Assistance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1981(3) after sub-paragraph (i) there shall be added the following sub-paragraph—

(j)under the Family Homes and Domestic Violence (Northern Ireland) Order 1998.

Irvine of Lairg, C.

Dated 4th March 1999

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations amend the Legal Advice and Assistance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1981 to extend assistance by way of representation to proceedings in a court of summary jurisdiction brought under the Family Homes and Domestic Violence (Northern Ireland) Order 1998.

(1)

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

(2)

S.I. 1982/159

(3)

S.R. 1981 No. 366 to which the relevant amendments were made by S.R. 1983 No. 29; S.R. 1988 No. 87; S.R. 1993 No. 136 and S.R. 1996 No. 483

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