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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2000 No. 81

LEGAL AID AND ADVICE

Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

To be laid before Parliament

Made

14th March 2000

Coming into operation

10th April 2000

The Lord Chancellor, in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 7(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 and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 and shall come into operation on 10th April 2000.

Revocation

2.  The Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(3) are hereby revoked.

Amendment to Schedule 2

3.  For the table set out in Schedule 2 to the Legal Advice and Assistance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1981(4) there shall be substituted the following table—

Disposable Income RangeMaximum Contribution
Exceeding £76 but not exceeding £83£7
Exceeding £83 but not exceeding £90£14
Exceeding £90 but not exceeding £97£21
Exceeding £97 but not exceeding £104£28
Exceeding £104 but not exceeding £111£35
Exceeding £111 but not exceeding £118£42
Exceeding £118 but not exceeding £125£49
Exceeding £125 but not exceeding £132£56
Exceeding £132 but not exceeding £139£63
Exceeding £139 but not exceeding £146£70
Exceeding £146 but not exceeding £153£77
Exceeding £153 but not exceeding £160£84
Exceeding £160 but not exceeding £167£91
Exceeding £167 but not exceeding £174£98
Exceeding £174 but not exceeding £180£104

Irvine of Lairg, C.

Dated 14th March 2000

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations amend the Legal Advice and Assistance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1981 so as to substitute a new scale of contributions payable for legal advice and assistance under Article 7(2) of the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981.

(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)

S.R. 1981 No. 366; to which the most recent relevant amendment was made by S.R. 1999 No. 131

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