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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2008 No. 248

Legal Aid And Advice

The Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2008

Made

3rd June 2008

Coming into operation

1st July 2008

To be laid before Parliament

The Lord Chancellor makes the following Rules in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 36(3) of the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(1) and now vested in him(2). In accordance with Article 36(3) of that Order, he has consulted with the Lord Chief Justice and the Attorney General and has obtained the approval of the Treasury.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Rules may be cited as the Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2008, and shall come into operation on 1st July 2008.

Alteration of date

2.  In rules 6(3) and 9(5)(a) of the Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1992(3) for the date “30th June 2008” there shall be substituted the date “30th June 2010”.

Signed by the authority of the Lord Chancellor

DavidHanson

Minister of State

Ministry of Justice

Dated 3rd June 2008

We approve

FrankRoy

SteveMcCabe

Two of the Lords Commissioners

of Her Majesty’s Treasury

Dated 5th June 2008

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Rules)

These Rules amend the Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1992 so as to alter the date after which certain work may be remunerated at discretionary instead of prescribed rates from 30th June 2008 to 30th June 2010.

(3)

1992 No. 314, to which the most recent amendment was made by S.R. 2007 No. 296

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