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The Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 and shall come into force on 10th April 2006.

(2) In these Regulations, “the Act” means the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986.

Application

2.  These Regulations shall apply only in relation to any case where an application for advice and assistance is made on or after 10th April 2006.

Amendment of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

3.  For the weekly sum of £203 specified in section 8(a) of the Act(1) substitute the weekly sum of £208.

4.  For the capital sum of £1,412 specified in section 8 of the Act(2) substitute the capital sum of £1,450.

5.  For the weekly sum of £86 specified in section 11(2)(a) of the Act(3) substitute the weekly sum of £88.

Liability to pay fees or outlays under section 11(2) of the Act

6.  The maximum amount of fees or outlays which a client is liable to pay under section 11(2) of the Act(4), where that client’s disposable income falls within a range specified in the first column of the following table, is the amount specified in relation to that range in the second column:–

Disposable income rangeMaximum contribution

1.  Exceeding £88 but not exceeding £95 a week

£7

2.  Exceeding £95 but not exceeding £102 a week

£14

3.  Exceeding £102 but not exceeding £109 a week

£21

4.  Exceeding £109 but not exceeding £116 a week

£28

5.  Exceeding £116 but not exceeding £123 a week

£35

6.  Exceeding £123 but not exceeding £130 a week

£42

7.  Exceeding £130 but not exceeding £137 a week

£49

8.  Exceeding £137 but not exceeding £144 a week

£56

9.  Exceeding £144 but not exceeding £151 a week

£63

10.  Exceeding £151 but not exceeding £158 a week

£70

11.  Exceeding £158 but not exceeding £165 a week

£77

12.  Exceeding £165 but not exceeding £172 a week

£84

13.  Exceeding £172 but not exceeding £179 a week

£91

14.  Exceeding £179 but not exceeding £186 a week

£98

15.  Exceeding £186 but not exceeding £193 a week

£105

16.  Exceeding £193 but not exceeding £200 a week

£112

17.  Exceeding £200 but not exceeding £208 a week

£119

Revocation

7.  The Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2005(5) are hereby revoked except in relation to any case where an application for advice and assistance is made before 10th April 2006.

HUGH HENRY

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

28th March 2006

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