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The Civil Legal Aid (General) Regulations 1989

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement, revocations and transitional provisions

    2. 2.Scope

    3. 3.Interpretation

    4. 4.Area committees, Area Directors and legal aid areas

    5. 5.Powers exercisable by courts

    6. 6.Powers exercisable by Area Directors

    7. 7.Computation of time

    8. 8.Service of notices

    9. 9.Availability of documents to the court

  3. PART II APPLICATIONS FOR CERTIFICATES

    1. 10.Applications to be made to Area Directors

    2. 11.Form and lodgment of application

    3. 12.Contents of application

    4. 13.Applications by persons resident outside United Kingdom

    5. 14.Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985

    6. 15.Registration of certain foreign orders and judgments

    7. 16.Application on behalf of minors and patients

    8. 17.Power to transfer application to another area office

    9. 18.Reference to the assessment officer for assessment of resources

  4. PART III EMERGENCY CERTIFICATES

    1. 19.Application for emergency certificate

    2. 20.Refusal of emergency certificate

    3. 21.Issue and effect of emergency certificate

    4. 22.Duration of emergency certificate

    5. 23.Merger in substantive certificate

    6. 24.Extension and expiry of emergency certificate

    7. 25.Notification of extension of emergency certificate

  5. PART IV DETERMINATION OF APPLICATIONS

    1. 26.Power to notify other parties of application

    2. 27.Financial eligibility

    3. 28.Eligibility on the merits

    4. 29.Refusal where advantage trivial or on account of nature of proceedings

    5. 30.Refusal where other rights or facilities available

    6. 31.Determination of contribution

    7. 32.Proceedings in which others have an interest

    8. 33.Application in representative, fiduciary or official capacity

  6. PART V REFUSAL OF APPLICATIONS

    1. 34.Notification of refusal

    2. 35.Right of appeal against refusal

    3. 36.Time and form of appeal

    4. 37.Nature of appeal

    5. 38.Representation at appeal or other final application

    6. 39.Determination of appeal

    7. 40.Repeated refusal of certificates

    8. 41.Power to make prohibitory directions

  7. PART VI ISSUE AND EFFECT OF CERTIFICATES

    1. 42.Issue of certificate where no contribution may be payable

    2. 43.Offer of certificate where contribution payable

    3. 44.Undertaking to account for sums received from third parties

    4. 45.Acceptance and issue of certificate where contribution payable

    5. 46.Scope of certificates

    6. 47.Certificates to specify parties to proceedings

    7. 48.Power to restrict costs allowable to distant solicitor

    8. 49.Effect of certificates

    9. 50.Notification of issue of certificates

  8. PART VII AMENDMENT OF CERTIFICATE AND ADJUSTMENT OF CONTRIBUTION

    1. 51.Power to amend certificates

    2. 52.Power to alter contribution and amend certificate

    3. 53.Making and determination of applications for amendment

    4. 54.Procedure on issue of amendment

    5. 55.Right to show cause on application to remove limitation

    6. 56.Procedure on refusal of amendment

    7. 57.Right of appeal against refusal of amendment

    8. 58.Determination of appeal against refusal of amendment

  9. PART VIII AUTHORITY TO INCUR COSTS

    1. 59.Instructing counsel

    2. 60.Power of Board to give general authority

    3. 61.Other cases where authority may be sought

    4. 62.Reasons to be given for refusing authority

    5. 63.Effect of obtaining and failing to obtain authority

    6. 64.Restriction on payment otherwise than from the fund

  10. PART IX CONDUCT OF PROCEEDINGS

    1. 65.Restrictions on entrusting case to others

    2. 66.Duty to report changes of circumstances

    3. 67.Duty to report abuse of legal aid

    4. 68.Power of court to refer abuse to Area Director

    5. 69.Duty to report on refusing or giving up case

    6. 70.Duty to report progress of proceedings

    7. 71.Duty to report death, etc., of assisted person

    8. 72.Duty to report completion of case

    9. 73.Privilege, etc., not to prevent disclosure

  11. PART X REVOCATION AND DISCHARGE OF CERTIFICATES

    1. 74.Effect of revocation or discharge

    2. 75.Revocation or discharge of emergency certificate

    3. 76.Discharge of certificate on financial grounds

    4. 77.Discharge on the merits

    5. 78.Power to revoke or discharge for abuse of legal aid

    6. 79.Power to revoke or discharge for failure to provide information etc.

    7. 80.Further power to discharge

    8. 81.Opportunity to show cause against revocation or discharge

    9. 82.Notification of revocation or discharge

    10. 83.Effect of revocation or discharge on retainer

    11. 84.Costs to be taxed or assessed on revocation or discharge

    12. 85.Operation of statutory charge

    13. 86.Right to recover costs and contribution

  12. PART XI PROPERTY AND COSTS RECOVERED FOR ASSISTED PERSONS

    1. 87.Money recovered to be paid to solicitor or the Board

    2. 88.Notice to trustee in bankruptcy, etc.

    3. 89.Exceptions to regulation 87

    4. 90.Solicitor to pay moneys recovered to the Board

    5. 91.Enforcement of orders, etc., in favour of assisted person

    6. 92.Retention and payment out of moneys by the Board

    7. 93.Operation of the statutory charge on moneys in court

    8. 94.Exemptions from the statutory charge

    9. 95.Vesting and enforcement of charges

    10. 96.Postponement of enforcement of charges over money

    11. 97.Postponement of enforcement of charges over land

    12. 98.Substitution of charged property

    13. 99.Payment and recovery of interest

  13. PART XII COSTS OF ASSISTED PERSONS

    1. 100.Payment on account

    2. 101.Payment on account of disbursements, in cases of hardship, etc

    3. 102.Deferment of solicitor’s profit costs

    4. 103.Legal aid granted after costs incurred

    5. 104.Remuneration of counsel and solicitors in the Crown Court and magistrates' courts

    6. 105.Assessment of costs

    7. 106.Agreement in respect of costs

    8. 107.Taxation of costs

    9. 108.Failure to apply for taxation

    10. 109.Disallowance or reduction of costs

    11. 110.Solicitor’s duty to safeguard the interests of the fund

    12. 111.Costs of applications, reports, etc., under these Regulations

    13. 112.Duty to inform counsel

    14. 113.Application to carry in objections to the taxation

    15. 114.Application to judge to review taxation

    16. 115.Appeal from review of taxation

    17. 116.Counsel dissatisfied with taxation

    18. 117.Objection by other party

    19. 118.Assisted person having no interest or adverse interest in taxation

    20. 119.Assisted person having financial interest in taxation

    21. 120.Costs to be paid out of the fund

    22. 121.Time limits, etc.

    23. 122.Appointment of solicitor to intervene

  14. PART XIII COSTS AWARDED AGAINST AN ASSISTED PERSON

    1. 123.Security for costs given by assisted person

    2. 124.Assisted person’s liability for costs

    3. 125.Affidavit of means by unassisted party

    4. 126.Determination of liability for costs

    5. 127.Postponement, adjournment or referral of determination

    6. 128.Oral examination of parties

    7. 129.Order for costs

    8. 130.Variation of order for costs

    9. 131.Assisted person acting in representative, fiduciary or official capacity

    10. 132.Assisted person a minor

    11. 133.Order against next friend or guardian ad litem

  15. PART XIV COSTS OF UNASSISTED PARTIES OUT OF THE FUND

    1. 134.Time and form of application

    2. 135.Unassisted party acting in representative, fiduciary or official capacity

    3. 136.Appearance by unassisted party and Area Director

    4. 137.Applications in respect of magistrates' court proceedings

    5. 138.Applications in respect of county court proceedings

    6. 139.Procedure where application referred to registrar for determination

    7. 140.Reference to registrar for inquiry and report

    8. 141.Procedure on inquiry and report

    9. 142.Procedure where application adjourned

    10. 143.Applications in respect of proceedings in the Supreme Court and House of Lords

    11. 144.Procedure where application referred to master for determination

    12. 145.Reference to master for inquiry and report

    13. 146.Procedure on inquiry and report

    14. 147.Procedure where application adjourned

  16. PART XV PARTICULAR COURTS AND TRIBUNALS

    1. 148.The Lands Tribunal

    2. 149.The Employment Appeal Tribunal

    3. 150.The Commons Commissioners

    4. 151.The Restrictive Practices Court

  17. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      REGULATIONS REVOKED

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      MATTERS TO BE INCLUDED IN AN AFFIDAVIT OF COSTS AND RESOURCES

      1. 1.An estimate of the unassisted party’s inter partes costs of...

      2. 2.A statement, supported by evidence, of the unassisted party’s financial...

      3. 3.A declaration that to the best of his knowlede and...

      4. 4.A declaration that the unassisted party has not at any...

      5. 5.A statement supported by evidence of the unassisted party’s reasonable...

      6. 6.(1) If the unassisted party has, or at any relevant...

      7. 7.Full particulars of any application for legal aid made by...

  18. Explanatory Note

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