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Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

Draft Legislation:

This is a draft item of legislation and has not yet been made as a UK Statutory Instrument. This draft has been replaced by a new draft, No. 435

  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I CITATION, COMMENCEMENT AND INTERPRETATION

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II NORTHERN IRELAND LEGAL SERVICES COMMISSION

    1. 3.Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission

    2. 4.Membership of the Commission

    3. 5.Power to replace Commission with two bodies

    4. 6.Planning

    5. 7.Powers of Commission

    6. 8.Guidance

    7. 9.Northern Ireland law and foreign law

    8. Civil legal services

      1. 10.Civil legal services

      2. 11.Funding of services

      3. 12.Services which may be funded

      4. 13.Individuals for whom services may be funded

      5. 14.Decisions about provision of funded services

      6. 15.Funding code

      7. 16.Procedure relating to funding code

      8. 17.Terms of provision of funded services

      9. 18.Costs orders against assisted parties

      10. 19.Costs of successful unassisted parties

      11. 20.Regulations about costs in funded cases

    9. Criminal defence services

      1. 21.Criminal defence services

      2. 22.Criminal defence services: code of conduct

      3. 23.Advice and assistance

      4. 24.Representation

      5. 25.Individuals to whom right to representation may be granted

      6. 26.Grant of right to representation by court

      7. 27.Grant of right to representation by Commission

      8. 28.Appeals

      9. 29.Criteria for grant of right to representation

      10. 30.Selection of representative

      11. 31.Terms of provision of funded services

    10. Supplementary

      1. 32.Restriction of disclosure of information

      2. 33.Misrepresentation etc.

      3. 34.Position of service providers and other parties etc.

      4. 35.Solicitors and barristers

      5. 36.Register of persons providing services

  4. PART III OTHER FUNDING OF LEGAL SERVICES

    1. Conditional fee and litigation funding agreements

      1. 37.Interpretation of Part III

      2. 38.Conditional fee agreements

      3. 39.Conditional fee agreements: supplementary

      4. 40.Litigation funding agreements

      5. 41.Litigation funding agreements: the Commission

      6. 42.Litigation funding agreements: costs

    2. Costs

      1. 43.Recovery of insurance premiums by way of costs

      2. 44.Recovery where body undertakes to meet cost liabilities

  5. PART IV SUPPLEMENTARY

    1. 45.Application to Crown

    2. 46.Orders, regulations and directions

    3. 47.Remuneration orders

    4. 48.Transitional provisions and savings

    5. 49.Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

  6. Signature

  7. SCHEDULES

    1. Schedule 1 –

      Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission

    2. Schedule 2 –

      Civil Legal Services: Excluded Services

    3. Schedule 3 –

      Transitional Provisions and Savings

    4. Schedule 4 –

      Minor and Consequential Amendments

    5. Schedule 5 –

      Repeals

  8. Explanatory Note

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