Legal Aid (Scotland) (Financial Conditions) Regulations 1982

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1982/508
Year1982

1982 No. 508 (S. 63)

LEGAL AID AND ADVICE, SCOTLAND

The Legal Aid (Scotland) (Financial Conditions) Regulations 1982

16thFebruary 1982

2ndMarch 1982

1stApril 1982

In exercise of the powers conferred on me by sections 2, 3 and 15 of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1967(a), and of all other powers enabling me in that behalf, I hereby make the following regulations:—

1.—(1) These regulations may be cited as the Legal Aid (Scotland) (Financial Conditions) Regulations 1982 and shall come into operation on 1st April 1982.

(2) In these regulations, "the Act" means the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1967.

2. For the purposes of section 2(1) of the Act, there is hereby prescribed the yearly figure of disposable income of £4,440 in place of the yearly figure of £4,075 prescribed by the Legal Aid (Scotland) (Financial Conditions) (No. 2) Regulations 1979(b).

3. For the purposes of section 2(1) of the Act, there is hereby prescribed the figure of disposable capital of £2,725 in place of the figure of £2,500 prescribed by the Legal Aid (Scotland) (Financial Conditions) Regulations 1979(c).

4. For the yearly sum of £1,500 specified in section 3(1)(a) of the Act there shall be substituted the yearly sum of £1,850.

5. For the capital sum of £1,200 specified in section 3(1)(b) of the Act there shall be substituted the capital sum of £1,310.

(a) 1967 c.43; section 3(1) was amended by section 9 of the Legal Aid Act 1979 (c.26); section 3(1A) was inserted and section 15 amended, by section 26 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1980 (c.55).

(b) S.I. 1979/1521.

(c) S.I. 1979/409.

6. The Legal Aid (Scotland) (Financial Conditions) Regulations 1979 and the Legal Aid (Scotland) (Financial Conditions) (No. 2) Regulations 1979 are hereby revoked.

George Younger, One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State.

New St Andrew's House, Edinburgh.

16th February 1982.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This Note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations increase the financial limits of eligibility for legal aid under the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1967.

The income limits are increased to make legal aid available to persons with disposable incomes of not more than £4,440 a year (instead of £4,075) and available without payment of a contribution to those with disposable incomes of less than £1,850 a year (instead of £1,500).

The capital limits are increased to make the upper limit of disposable capital, above which legal aid may be refused if it appears...

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