The Civil Legal Aid (Assessment of Resources) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1996

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Published: 1996-03-07

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 642

LEGAL AID AND ADVICE, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Civil Legal Aid (Assessment of Resources) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1996

Made
7th March 1996

Laid before Parliament
11th March 1996

Coming into force
8th April 1996

The Lord Chancellor, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 15(1), 16, 34 and 43 of the Legal Aid Act 1988(1), and with the consent of the Treasury, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

Citation, commencement, interpretation and transitional provisions

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Civil Legal Aid (Assessment of Resources) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 8th April 1996.

(2) These Regulations shall apply to applications for legal aid made on or after 8th April 1996 and applications made before that date shall be treated as if these Regulations had not come into force.

Amendments to the Civil Legal Aid (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1989

2.  Regulation 4 of the Civil Legal Aid (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1989(2) shall be amended by substituting in

(a)paragraph (2) for “£7,187”, “£7,403”,

(b)paragraph (3) for “£7,920”, “£8,158”, and

(c)paragraph (4) for “£2,425”, “£2,498”.

Mackay of Clashfern, C.
Dated 5th March 1996

We consent,

Simon Burns
Derek Conway
Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury
Dated 7th March 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Civil Legal Aid (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1989 by increasing the income limit for non-contributory civil legal aid from £2,425 to £2,498. The upper income limit is increased from £7,187 to £7,403; for personal injury cases the upper income limit is increased from £7,920 to £8,158 (regulation 2).


(1)
1988 c. 34; sections 15, 16, 34 and 43 were amended by the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41), Schedule 17, paragraph 19 and Schedule 18, paragraphs 60 and 63. Section 43 is an interpretation provision and is cited because of the meaning assigned to the word “regulations”.

(2)
S.I. 1989/338; the relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1990/484, 1991/635, 1992/718, 1993/788, 1994/806 and 1995/797.
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