The Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2017/745

2017 No. 745

Legal Aid And Advice, England And Wales

The Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Made 12th July 2017

Laid before Parliament 13th July 2017

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1

The Lord Chancellor makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 21(2) and 41(1) and (3)(a) of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 20121:

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 and come into force on the day after the day on which these Regulations are laid before Parliament.

S-2 Amendments to the Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) Regulations 2013

Amendments to the Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) Regulations 2013

2.—(1) The Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) Regulations 20132are amended as follows.

(2) After regulation 24(2) (payments to be disregarded from calculation of disposable income or gross income) insert—

S-3

“3 In calculating the disposable income or the gross income of the individual, the Director may disregard any payment that meets all of the following conditions—

(a) the payment was made to an individual who is a victim of the fire at Grenfell Tower;

(b) the payment was made to that individual because the individual is a victim of the fire at Grenfell Tower, and

(c) the payment was not made directly to the individual by an individual known personally to the individual.

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4 In this regulation—

“fire at Grenfell Tower” means the fire at Grenfell Tower on 14th June 2017;

“Grenfell Tower” means Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Road, London, W11 1TG;

“victim of the fire at Grenfell Tower” means an individual who is any one or more of the following—

(a) an individual living in Grenfell Tower on 14th June 2017;

(b) an individual present in Grenfell Tower on 14th June 2017 at the time of the fire at Grenfell Tower;

(c) an individual who was injured in, or as a result of, the fire at Grenfell Tower;

(d) an individual living in a building in the immediate vicinity of Grenfell Tower that was evacuated as a result of the fire at Grenfell Tower;

(e) a member of the family of an individual who died in the fire at Grenfell Tower or is missing in...

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