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The Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1996

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These Regulations amend the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Regulations 1987.


(a)require an applicant or assisted person immediately to inform the Board of any change in his circumstances or, so far as known, those of any person jointly concerned with, or having the same interest in, the matter (regulation 3);

(b)clarify the power of the Board to make legal aid available in relation to applications under the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the European Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Concerning Custody of Children and on the Restoration of the Custody of Children and modify the provisions of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 in relation to the availability of civil legal aid for appeals to the Inner House of the Court of Session or the House of Lords arising from such applications (regulation 4);

(c)clarify the power of the Board to make legal aid available in relation to applications under the European Conventions on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (regulation 5).

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