Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008

81.

Amendment of section 30 of Civil Legal Aid Act 1995.

81.— Section 30 of the Civil Legal Aid Act 1995 is amended—

( a) by inserting the following after subsection (6):

“(6A) Where the Board has granted a person a legal aid certificate for proceedings in any court or before any tribunal prescribed by the Minister under section 27(2), then, notwithstanding any enactment (including any provision of this Act), any statutory instrument made under any enactment, or any rule of law, the proceedings shall, in so far as they relate to the solicitor for any party to the proceedings pursuant to the certificate, be issued in—

( a) the name of the law centre concerned where the law centre is responsible for providing the legal aid concerned,

( b) in any other case, the name of the solicitor or firm of solicitors responsible for providing the legal aid concerned.”,

and

( b) in subsection (7), by substituting “shall” for “may”.