1

This Order may be cited as the Community Legal Service (Funding) (Amendment) Order 2003 and shall come into force on 1st April 2003.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2003: see above.

2

2

In this Order a reference to an article by number alone means a article so numbered in the Community Legal Service (Funding) Order 2000.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2003: see art 1.

3

3

After article 5(1)(d), insert—

“; or

(e)    as part of the family advice and information networks pilot”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2003: see art 1.

4

4

In article 5(6), for “paragraph (7)” substitute “paragraphs (7) or (7A)”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2003: see art 1.

5

5

After article 5(7), insert—

“(7A)    In relation to Legal Representation for any proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in the Crown Court or a magistrates' court, payment shall be at rates no higher than those set out for magistrates' court proceedings in Schedule 2A to the Legal Aid in Family Proceedings (Remuneration) Regulations 1991.”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2003: see art 1.

6

6

In article 6, omit “before 1st April 2003”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2003: see art 1.

Signature

Signed by authority of the Lord Chancellor

Scotland of Asthal, QC

Parliamentary Secretary

Lord Chancellor's Department

5th March 2003

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Community Legal Services (Funding) Order 2000 (SI 2000/627).

Article 3 disapplies the Legal Help remuneration rates for the family advice and information networks pilot.

Articles 4 and 5 set the remuneration rates payable in respect of Crown Court and magistrates' court cases under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c 29).

Article 6 removes the date on which the obligation of the court to carry out an assessment of costs in legal aid cases comes to an end.