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Family Law Act 1996

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Part IIAmendments connected with Part III

The Legal Aid Act 1988 (c. 34)

44(1)The 1988 Act is amended as follows.

(2)In section 1, after “III” insert “IIIA”.

(3)In sections 1, 2(11), 3(2), 4(1), (2) and (4), 5(1) and (6), 6(2)(a) and (3)(a), 34(2)(c) and (d) and (11), 38(1) and (6) and 39(1) and (4)(a), after “assistance”, in each place, insert “, mediation”.

(4)In section 3(9), after paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)the provision of mediation;.

(5)In section 6, after subsection (3)(c) insert—

(ca)any sum which is to be paid out of property on which it is charged under regulations under section 13C(5) below.

(6)In section 15—

(a)in subsection (1), after “(3D)” insert “and (3F)”; and

(b)in subsection (3D), after “(3)” insert “and (3F)”.

(7)In section 16(9), leave out “and” at the end of paragraph (a).

(8)In section 38—

(a)in subsection (1)(f), after “legal representatives” insert “or mediators”; and

(b)in subsection (6), after “legal representative” insert “or mediator”.

(9)In section 43—

(a)after ““assistance”” insert “, “mediation””;

(b)after “(3)” insert “, (3A)”; and

(c)after the definition of “financial resources” insert—

“family matters” has the meaning assigned by section 13A(2);.

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