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The Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017 and come into force on 1st December 2017.

Amendment of the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Fees Regulations 1989

2.—(1) The Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Regulations 1989(1) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation), in paragraph (a) of the definition of “auditor”, after “Lands Valuation Appeal Court” insert “, First-tier Tribunal for Scotland”(2).

(3) After regulation 5(1A) (fees and outlays allowable to solicitors) insert—

(1B) A solicitor’s fees in relation to proceedings in the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland shall be calculated in accordance with schedule 2A..

(4) In regulation 10(1) (fees allowable to counsel), after “Sheriff Appeal Court” insert “, First-tier Tribunal for Scotland”.

(5) In schedule 2A (fees allowable for simple procedure cases)—

(a)in the heading of the schedule, after “cases” insert “and First-tier Tribunal for Scotland cases”;

(b)in paragraph 5(a) of the Table of Fees, after “court” insert “or First-tier Tribunal for Scotland”.

(6) In schedule 4 (fees of counsel for proceedings in the Court of Session, Sheriff Appeal Court, sheriff court and Upper Tribunal for Scotland)—

(a)in the heading, after “sheriff court” insert “, First-tier Tribunal for Scotland”;

(b)in paragraph 8—

(i)after “petition”, insert “, application”;

(ii)after “defences”, insert “, representations”;

(c)in paragraph 13, after “sheriff court” insert “, First-tier Tribunal for Scotland”;

(d)in Table of Fees B (fees of counsel for proceedings in the sheriff court, the Sheriff Appeal Court and Upper Tribunal for Scotland)—

(i)in the heading, after “sheriff court” insert “, First-tier Tribunal for Scotland”;

(ii)in paragraph 1 of Part 1, after “family action” insert “or applications to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland”;

(iii)in paragraph 2 of Part 1, after “family action” insert “or representations to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland”.

Amendment of the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Regulations 2002

3.—(1) The Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Regulations 2002(3) are amended as follows.

(2) After regulation 4(1)(m) (distinct proceedings for the purposes of legal aid), insert—

(n)proceedings before the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland..

(3) In regulation 21(1)(c) (employment of counsel etc.), after “the Lands Tribunal for Scotland” insert “, the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland”.

ANNABELLE EWING

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

20th September 2017

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