Criminal Justice Act 1993
Minor and consequential provisions.
4. — (1) The registrar of a court which has imposed a sentence on conviction of a person on indictment shall—
(a) give to the Director of Public Prosecutions, on request, a copy of any reports or other relevant documents that were considered by the court before it imposed the sentence, and
(b) if the sentence has become the subject of an application under section 2 , give a copy of those documents to the Court of Criminal Appeal and the convicted person.
F4[(2) Where an application has been made to the Court of Appeal under section 2—
(a) a legal aid (appeal) certificate shall be deemed for the purposes of the Criminal Justice (Legal Aid) Act 1962 to have been granted in respect of the person whose sentence is the subject of the application, and
(b) the person shall be entitled to free legal aid in the preparation and conduct of his or her case before the Court of Appeal and to have a solicitor and counsel assigned to him or her for that purpose in the manner prescribed by regulations under section 10 of that Act.]
Substituted (28.10.2014) by Court of Appeal Act 2014 (18/2014), s. 51, S.I. No. 479 of 2014.