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Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2002 No. 212

LEGAL AID AND ADVICE

Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

Made

29th May 2002

To be laid before Parliament

Coming into Force

21st June 2002

The Lord Chancellor, in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 5(3)(a) and 22(1) 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 No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 and shall come into operation on 21st June 2002.

Assistance by way of representation for certain cases under the Life Sentences (Northern Ireland) Order 2001

2.  In regulation 17(3)(b) of the Legal Advice and Assistance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1981(3) –

(1) after the words “those proceedings”, in sub-paragraph (iii), there shall be added the word “, or”;

(2) after the words “Life Sentence Review Commissioners”, in sub-paragraph (iv), there shall be added the word “, or”;

(3) after sub-paragraph (iv), there shall be added the following sub-paragraph –

(v)in respect of a hearing held under Article 10 or 11 of the Life Sentences (Northern Ireland) Order 2001(4) by a solicitor acting on behalf of the person whose case is or is to be the subject of the hearing.

Irvine of Lairg, C.

Dated 29th May 2002

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations extend assistance by way of representation under Article 5 of the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 to prisoners at hearings held under Articles 10 and 11 of the Life Sentences (Northern Ireland) Order 2001.

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