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Access to Justice Act 1999


Funding of legal services

346.The provisions of Part I of the Act (The Legal Services Commission) will come into force on a day or days appointed by the Lord Chancellor by order. It is the Government’s current intention to bring all or as many as is possible of the provisions into force by April 2000.

347.In Part II, sections 27 to 31 (Conditional fee agreements etc.) will come into force on a day appointed by the Lord Chancellor by order. The Government intends to bring these provisions into force in January 2000 or as soon as possible after that.

348.Sections 32-34 (Legal aid in Scotland) will come into force two months after Royal Assent.

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