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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2006 No. 60

LEGAL AID AND ADVICE

The Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006

Made

14th February 2006

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

16th February 2006

Coming into force

10th April 2006

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 12(3) of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

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

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 Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 1996

3.—(1) The Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 1996(2) are amended in accordance with the following paragraph.

(2) In regulation 16(2)(b), for “£4,531” substitute “£4,653”(3).

HUGH HENRY

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

14th February 2006

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 1996 to provide that a solicitor’s right to prior payment of fees and outlays out of any property recovered or preserved for a client in respect of advice and assistance shall not apply to the first £4,653 recovered or preserved by virtue of certain family proceedings (this sum is increased from £4,531).

(1)

1986 c. 47. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

(2)

S.I. 1996/2447, as relevantly amended by S.S.I. 2002/495, 2003/163, 2004/49 and 2005/111.

(3)

The previous figure in regulation 16(2)(b) was inserted by S.S.I. 2005/111.

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