The Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 1996

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Published: 1996-03-28

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 1010 (S.111)

LEGAL AID AND ADVICE, SCOTLAND
The Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 1996

Made
28th March 1996

Coming into force
8th April 1996

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 11(2), 36(1) and (2)(b) and 37(1) of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986(1), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations, a draft of which has, in accordance with section 37(2) of that Act, been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament:

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 8th April 1996.

(2) In these Regulations, “the Act” means the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986.

2.  These Regulations shall apply only in relation to any case where an application for advice and assistance is made on or after 8th April 1996.

3.  For the weekly sum of £156 specified in section 8(a) of the Act(2), there shall be substituted the weekly sum of £162.

4.  For the weekly sum of £64 specified in section 11(2)(a) of the Act(3), there shall be substituted the weekly sum of £67.

5.  The maximum amount of fees or outlays which a client shall be liable to pay under section 11(2) of the Act(4), where his disposable income falls within a range specified in the first column of the following table, shall be the amount specified in relation to that range in the second column:—

Disposable income range
Maximum contribution

1 Exceeding £67 but not exceeding £74 a week
£ 7

2 Exceeding £74 but not exceeding £81 a week
£14

3 Exceeding £81 but not exceeding £88 a week
£21

4 Exceeding £88 but not exceeding £95 a week
£28

5 Exceeding £95 but not exceeding £102 a week
£35

6 Exceeding £102 but not exceeding £109 a week
£42

7 Exceeding £109 but not exceeding £116 a week
£49

8 Exceeding £116 but not exceeding £123 a week
£56

9 Exceeding £123 but not exceeding £130 a week
£63

10 Exceeding £130 but not exceeding £137 a week
£70

11 Exceeding £137 but not exceeding £144 a week
£77

12 Exceeding £144 but not exceeding £151 a week
£84

13 Exceeding £151 but not exceeding £162 a week
£95

6.  The Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 1995(5) are hereby revoked except in relation to any case where an application for advice and assistance is made before 8th April 1996.

James Douglas-Hamilton
Minister of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
Edinburgh
28th March 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations increase the disposable income limit for eligibility for advice and assistance under the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 from £156 a week to £162 a week; they increase the weekly disposable income above which a person is required to pay a contribution from £64 to £67, and they prescribe the scale of contributions to be paid where the weekly disposable income exceeds £67 but does not exceed £162.
The Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 1995 are revoked.


(1)
1986 c. 47; section 11(2) was amended by the Social Security Act 1986 (c. 50), Schedule 10, paragraph 61 and section 36(2)(b) was amended by the Legal Aid Act 1988 (c. 34), Schedule 4, paragraph 6.

(2)
The existing figure specified in section 8(a) was inserted by S.I. 1995/1220.

(3)
The existing figure specified in section 11(2)(a) was inserted by S.I. 1995/1220.

(4)
The existing maximum amounts are specified in S.I. 1995/1220.

(5)
S.I. 1995/1220.
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