1996 No. 643
LEGAL AID AND ADVICE, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Legal Aid in Contempt Proceedings (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 1996
7th March 1996
Laid before Parliament
11th March 1996
Coming into force
1st April 1996
The Lord Chancellor, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 25(2), 34 and 43 of the Legal Aid Act 1988(1), having had regard to the matters specified in section 34(9) and having consulted the General Council of the Bar and the Law Society, and with the consent of the Treasury, hereby makes the following Regulations:—
1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Legal Aid in Contempt Proceedings (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 1st April 1996.
(2) These Regulations shall apply to the determination of remuneration for any work done by a legal representative pursuant to an order for representation under section 29 of the Act made on or after 1st April 1996, and where an order under that section was made before that date the remuneration payable shall be determined as if these Regulations had not come into force.
2. The Legal Aid in Contempt Proceedings (Remuneration) Regulations 1995(2) shall be amended by substituting
(a)“£72.75” for “£71.75” in regulation 6(1) and
(b)“£46.50” for “£45.75” and “£26.25” for “£26.00” in regulation 6(2).
Mackay of Clashfern, C.
Dated 5th March 1996
Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury
Dated 7th March 1996
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Legal Aid in Contempt Proceedings (Remuneration) Regulations 1995 to increase the standard fee which is payable in contempt proceedings where representation is granted under section 29 of the Legal Aid Act 1988.
1988 c. 34; sections 25(2), 34 and 43 were amended by the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41), Schedule 18, paragraphs 60 and 63. Section 25(2) applies to proceedings for contempt by virtue of section 30(3) of the Legal Aid Act 1988. Section 43 is an interpretation provision and is cited because of the meaning assigned to the word “regulations”.