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Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

Section 30: Position of other parties, courts and tribunals

208.Section 30 makes provision similar to section 22(4), (5) and (6) of the Access to Justice Act 1999.

209.Subsection (1) provides that unless regulations provide otherwise, the fact that legal aid is provided to an individual does not affect the rights of any third party or the principles governing the exercise of a court’s or tribunal’s discretion.

210.Subsections (2) and (3) enable regulations to make provision about court or tribunal procedures in cases involving legal aid services.

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