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(1) In this Part “legal services” means the following types of services—
(a) providing advice as to how the law applies in particular circumstances,
(b) providing advice and assistance in relation to legal proceedings,
(c) providing other advice and assistance in relation to the prevention of disputes about legal rights or duties (“legal disputes”) or the settlement or other resolution of legal disputes, and
(d) providing advice and assistance in relation to the enforcement of decisions in legal proceedings or other decisions by which legal disputes are resolved.
(2) The services described in subsection (1) include, in particular, advice and assistance in the form of—
(a) representation, and
(b) mediation and other forms of dispute resolution.
(3) In this Part “civil legal services” means any legal services other than the types of advice, assistance and representation that are required to be made available under sections 13, 15 and 16 (criminal legal aid).
To be appointed: see s 151(1).
This section does not extend to Scotland: see s 152(1).