1998 No. 1938 (S.101)
|Made||31st July 1998|
|Laid before Parliament||7th August 1998|
|Coming into force||1st October 1998|
The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 28A(1), (5) (6) and (8) and 37(1) of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986, and all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:
(2) In these Regulations “employed solicitor” means a solicitor employed by the Board as provided for in regulation 2 below.
(b) the Board may require as many of the persons seeking criminal legal assistance in that area as it considers appropriate to instruct the solicitors employed by it.
(a) regulations 9, 11 and 17 to 19 of the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 1996 shall not apply;
(b) in any case where any fees and outlays in respect of advice and assistance provided by an employed solicitor are payable by the client to the Board under the provisions of section 11 of the Act or are payable out of any expenses payable to the client or any property recovered or preserved for the client under the provisions of section 12 of the Act, the client may, if he is dissatisfied with the amount of those fees and outlays, require taxation of the fees and outlays by the auditor; the auditor shall tax the fees and outlays as if they were fees and outlays allowable to a solicitor under regulation 17 of the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 1996, and such taxation shall be conclusive of the amount of the fees and outlays so allowable;
(c) in any case where the fees and outlays allowable in respect of advice and assistance in accordance with paragraph (b) are less than any contribution paid by the client under section 11 of the Act, the Board shall refund the excess contribution; and
(d) Regulation 21 of the Advice & Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 1996 shall apply so that for the reference to sums paid out of the fund there is substituted a reference to the sums that would have been paid out of the fund had the solicitor not been so employed by the Board.
(a) references in the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) Regulations 1996 to a “nominated solicitor” or “solicitor nominated by an assisted person” are taken to include reference to an employed solicitor.
(b) Regulation 18(2)(a) of the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) Regulations 1996 shall apply so that for reference to the amount paid out of the Fund in respect of the fees and outlays there is substituted reference to the amount that would have been paid out of the Fund in respect of fees and outlays had the solicitor not been so employed by the Board.
Minister of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh
31st July 1998
 Repealed by S.S.I. 2003 No. 511 (in force from 18 November 2003) to extent of removing the words “…those solicitors are to be used in the Sheriff Court District of Edinburgh, allowing public defence solicitors offices to open outwith Edinburgh”.