The Legal Aid, Community Legal Service and Criminal Defence Service (Amendment) Regulations 2015

Cited as:SI 2015/838
Jurisdiction:England & Wales

2015No. 838

LEGAL AID AND ADVICE, ENGLAND AND WALES

The Legal Aid, Community Legal Service and Criminal Defence Service (Amendment) Regulations 2015

23rdMarch2015

23rdMarch2015

The Lord Chancellor makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 7, 10, 17A, 25(8) and 26 of, and paragraphs 3B and 8(2) of Schedule 3 to, the Access to Justice Act 1999( 1) and sections 14(h), 21(2) and (3), 22(3)(f), 23(1) and (6) and 41(1) and (2) of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012( 2).

Citation and commencement

1.-(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Legal Aid, Community Legal Service and Criminal Defence Service (Amendment) Regulations 2015.

(2) These Regulations come into force for the purposes of Regulation 7 on 24th March 2015 and for all other purposes on 13th April 2015.

Amendment to the Community Legal Service (Financial) Regulations 2000

2. In the Community Legal Service (Financial) Regulations 2000( 3)-

(a) in regulation 19, for paragraph (b) substitute-"(b) any direct payments made under sections 31 to 33 of the Care Act 2014( 4) (direct payments) or under regulations made under section 17A of the Children Act 1989( 5) (direct payments), section 57(1) of the Health and Social Care Act 2001( 6) (direct payments) or section 49(3) of the Children and Families Act 2014( 7) (personal budgets and direct payments);" (b) in regulation 33(b), after "regulations made under" insert "section 49(3) of the Children and Families Act 2014 (personal budgets and direct payments) or".

Amendment to the Criminal Defence Service (General) (No. 2) Regulations 2001

3. In paragraph 8(1)(d) of Schedule 1 to the Criminal Defence Service (General) (No. 2) Regulations 2001( 8), after "regulations made under" insert "section 17A of the Children Act 1989 (direct payments), section 49(3) of the Children and Families Act 2014 (personal budgets and direct payments) or".

Amendment to the Criminal Defence Service (Financial Eligibility) Regulations 2006

4. In the definition of "gross annual income" in regulation 2(1) of the Criminal Defence Service (Financial Eligibility) Regulations 2006( 9), for paragraph (b) substitute-

"(b) any direct payments made under sections 31 to 33 of the Care Act 2014 (direct payments) or under regulations made under section 17A of the Children Act 1989 (direct payments), section 57(1) of the Health and Social Care Act 2001 (direct payments) or section 49(3) of the Children and Families Act 2014 (personal budgets and direct payments);".

Amendment to the Criminal Defence Service (Information Requests) (Prescribed Benefits) Regulations 2009

5. In the table in regulation 2 of the Criminal Defence Service (Information Requests) (Prescribed Benefits) Regulations 2009( 10), for the entry-

"Any direct payment

The Community Care, Services for Carers and Children's Services (Direct Payments) (Wales) Regulations 2004( 11)"

substitute, in the first, second and third columns respectively-

"Any direct payment

Regulations under the Children Act 1989

Section 17A

Any direct payment

The Care Act 2014

Sections 31 to 33

Any direct payment

Regulations under the Children and Families Act 2014

Section 49(3)".

Amendment to the Criminal Defence Service (Contribution Orders) Regulations 2009

6. In the definition of "gross annual income" in regulation 2(1) of the Criminal Defence Service (Contribution Orders) Regulations 2009( 12), for paragraph (b) substitute-

"(b) any direct payments made under sections 31 to 33 of the Care Act 2014 (direct payments) or under regulations made under section 17A of the Children Act 1989 (direct payments), section 57(1) of the Health and Social Care Act 2001 (direct payments) or section 49(3) of the Children and Families Act 2014 (personal budgets and direct payments);".

Amendment to the Criminal Legal Aid (General) Regulations 2013

7. In regulation 9 of the Criminal Legal Aid (General) Regulations 2013( 13), after paragraph (j) insert-

"(ja) proceedings in a youth court (or on appeal from such a court) in relation to the breach or potential breach of a provision of an injunction under Part 1 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014( 14) where the person who is subject to the injunction is aged under 14;".

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