Legal Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) Regulations 1983

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1983/618

1983 No. 618

LEGAL AID AND ADVICE,

ENGLAND AND WALES

The Legal Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) Regulations 1983

10thMarch 1983

10thMarch 1983

1stApril 1983

The Lord Chancellor, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 1, 4 and 20 of the Legal Aid Act 1974(a), hereby makes the following Regulations:—

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Legal Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) Regulations 1983 and shall come into operation on 1st April 1983.

(2) In these Regulations, "the Act" means the Legal Aid Act 1974.

2. For the weekly sum of £93 specified in section 1(1)(a) of the Act, there shall be substituted the weekly sum of £99.

3. For the capital sum of £655 specified in section 1(1) of the Act, there shall be substituted the sum of £700.

4. For the weekly sum of £44 specified in section 4(2) of the Act, there shall be substituted the weekly sum of £47.

Hailsham of St. Marylebone, C.

Dated 10th March 1983.

(a) 1974 c. 4; sections 1 and 4 were amended by the Legal Aid Act 1979 (c. 26) and S.I. 1982/237, 238.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This Note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations increase the financial limits of eligibility for legal advice and assistance under Part 1 of the Legal Aid Act 1974.

The income limits are increased to make legal advice and assistance available to those with disposable incomes of not more than £99 a week and available without payment of a contribution to those with disposable incomes of £47 a week or less.

The capital limit is increased to make legal advice and assistance available to those with disposable...

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