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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2016 No. 338

Access To Justice

The Civil Legal Services (Financial) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

Made

19th September 2016

Coming into operation

11th October 2016

The Department of Justice makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 13 of the Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003(1) and now vested in it(2).

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Civil Legal Services (Financial) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 and shall come into operation on 11th October 2016.

Amendments to the Civil Legal Services (Financial) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

2.  The Civil Legal Services (Financial) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015(3) are amended as follows.

3.  In regulation 4(1)(k), for “.” substitute “;”.

4.  After regulation 4(1)(k), insert−

(l)representation of a client who is the subject of proceedings under Article 44 or 45 of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989(4);

(m)representation of a client who is the subject of proceedings under paragraph 29 or 36 of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism 2000 Act(5)..

5.  In regulation 9(2), for “Commission” substitute “Department”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Justice on 19th September 2016

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Claire Sugden

Minister of Justice

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Civil Legal Services (Financial) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 by inserting new provisions to provide that civil legal services funding for representation under the Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 is available without an assessment of an individual’s financial resources for proceedings under:

  • Article 44 or 45 of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989; and

  • paragraph 29 or 36 of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000.

The Regulations come into operation on 11th October 2016.

(1)

S.I. 2003/435 (N.I. 10). Article 13 of the 2003 Order was amended by section 6 of, and paragraph 6(14) of Schedule 2 to, the Legal Aid and Coroners’ Courts Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 – 2014 c. 11 (N.I.)

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