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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 80: Eligibility for criminal legal aid

This section allows the introduction of a new means test for the grant of criminal legal aid in Northern Ireland. This is an enabling power to make rules. The rules will prescribe the financial eligibility limits. The first rules under this section shall not be made unless a draft of the rules has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Assembly.

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