Legislation

Due to copyright issues and the plethora of amendments to the statutory instruments that have developed, below are links to the legislation.gov.uk site page searching for the relevant SI.

N.B. the search the facility cannot filter out all unrelated SI.s and care should be taken to check the name of the SI relates to the one you are looking for. The Legal Services Commission Manual featured amended versions of the SI.s and these were eventually included as PDFs on the Commission’s website and the links to these pages and some directly to the remuneration and general regulations under the Legal Aid Act 1988 that were amended for CLS Funding Certificates for have been provided.

Primary Legislation

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

Table of delegated authorities

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2013 - Brings into force legal aid under LASPO from 1st April 2013

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2013 - Amends Schedule 1 (civil legal services) of LASPO to add appeals on a point of law relating to council tax reduction schemes (the replacement for council tax benefit).

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Consequential, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2013  - Makes required changes to other legislation. Sets out how the LAA will treat work started pre-commencement.

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Community Care) Regulations 2014 - Expands scope of community care work by adding clinical commissioning groups to the definition of relevant person under civil legal services listed in Schedule 1 (civil legal services) of LASPO

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) (Advocacy Exceptions) Order 2014 - Amends Schedule 1 (civil legal services) of LASPO as to what advocacy services are excluded.

The Immigration Act 2016 (Consequential Amendments) (Biometrics and Legal Aid) Regulations 2017 - Regulation 3 amends Schedule 1 of LASPO to align with new legal framework for immigration bail introduced under Schedule 10 of the Immigration Act 1999.

Access to Justice Act 1999

Access to Justice Act as amended by The Community Legal Service (Scope) Regulations 2000

Access to Justice Act 1999 as amended from February 2007

Legal Aid Act 1988

Statutory instruments are on the respective subpages LASPO Statutory Instruments, and Legal Aid Act 1988 and Access to Justice Act 1999 Statutory Instruments, accessed via the side- bar menu.