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Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

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Further provision about costs

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13After section 47 insert—

47AFurther provision about costs

(1)The Lord Chancellor may by regulations—

(a)make provision as to the sums that may be directed to be paid under section 46A or 47(3), whether by specifying rates or scales or by making other provision as to the calculation of the sums,

(b)make provision as to the circumstances in which and conditions under which such sums may be paid or directed to be paid,

(c)make provision requiring such sums to be fixed having regard to regulations under paragraphs (a) and (b), and

(d)make provision requiring such sums to be calculated in accordance with such regulations (whether or not that results in the fixing of an amount that the court considers reasonably sufficient to compensate the person concerned).

(2)The power under subsection (1)(d) may not be exercised in respect of sums ordered to be paid by the Supreme Court in respect of expenses incurred in proceedings before that court.

(3)Regulations under this section may provide that provision as to the calculation of sums (whether in the form of rates or scales or other provision) may be determined by the Lord Chancellor with the consent of the Treasury.

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