Sex Offenders Act 2001
Further amendments of Civil Legal Aid Act, 1995.
35. —(1) In this section “the Act of 1995” means the Civil Legal Aid Act, 1995.
(2) In addition to the meaning assigned to that expression by section 27 of the Act of 1995, “legal aid” in the Act of 1995 means representation by a solicitor or barrister, engaged by the Legal Aid Board under section 11 of that Act, on behalf of a complainant in relation to an application referred to in section 4A of the Criminal Law (Rape) Act, 1981, that concerns the complainant.
(3) Section 28 of the Act of 1995 is hereby amended by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (5):
“(5A) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Board shall grant a legal aid certificate to a complainant for the purpose of his or her being represented in relation to an application referred to in section 4A of the Criminal Law (Rape) Act, 1981, that concerns him or her.”.