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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2016 No. 396

Access To Justice

The Civil Legal Services (Remuneration) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Made

9th November 2016

Coming into operation

1st December 2016

The Department of Justice makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 12(3) and 47 of the Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003(1) and now vested in it(2).

In accordance with Article 47(2)(a) of the 2003 Order, the Department has consulted with the Lord Chief Justice, the Law Society and the General Council of the Bar of Northern Ireland.

In accordance with Article 47(1) of the 2003 Order, the Department has had regard to the matters specified in that provision.

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Civil Legal Services (Remuneration) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 and shall come into operation on 1st December 2016.

Amendments to the Civil Legal Services (Remuneration) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

2.  Schedule 3 to the Civil Legal Services (Remuneration) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015(3) is amended as follows.

3.  In Part 3, in the heading above Table 10, after “Proceedings under Part 13A of the Prison and Young Offenders Centre Rules (Northern Ireland) 1995”, insert —

Proceedings under paragraph 2, 6 or 7 of Schedule 3 to the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015(4)

Proceedings under section 57, 60 or 61 of the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015(5).

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Justice on 9th November 2016.

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Claire Sugden

Minister of Justice

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Civil Legal Services (Remuneration) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 by inserting new provisions to provide that remuneration is available under civil legal services for representation in those proceedings referred to in Articles 3.

The Order comes into operation on 1st December 2016.

(1)

S.I. 2003/435 (N.I. 10) Articles 12 and 47 of the 2003 Order were amended by section 6 of, and paragraphs 6(12) and (38) of Schedule 2 to, the Legal Aid and Coroners’ Courts Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 – 2014 c. 11 (N.I.)

(3)

S.R. 2015 No. 201 Schedule 3 to the 2015 Order was amended by the Civil Legal Services (Remuneration) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 S.R. 2016 No. 336

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