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Legal Aid and Coroners’ Courts Act (Northern Ireland) 2014

Schedule 1: Transfer of Assets, Liabilities and Staff of Commission

Schedule 1 to the Act makes provision for the transfer of the assets, liabilities and staff of the Commission to the Department.

Subsection 1 provides that all assets and liabilities to which the Commission is entitled or subject before the dissolution date shall be transferred on that date to the Department.

Subsection 2 provides that employees of the Commission, at the dissolution date, will be transferred to the Northern Ireland civil service. The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 will apply.

Subsection 3 provides that a reference to the Commission in any statutory provision or document relating to anything transferred to the Department by virtue of this Act is to have effect, after the dissolution date, as a reference to the Department.

Subsection 4 provides that the Department must, as soon as practicable after the dissolution date prepare a report on how the Commission carried out its functions in the final period (together with a statement of accounts for that period). The report and the statement of accounts for the final period are both to be published and laid before the Assembly by the Department.

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