This page contains details of the legislation relating to legal aid. It includes the Civil Legal Aid Act, 1995 and the various regulations made under the Act. The main Regulations are the Civil Legal Aid Regulations 1996, which were amended by the Civil Legal Aid Regulations 2002 and by the Civil Legal Aid Regulations 2006. The Board has prepared an informal consolidation of these Regulations and this is included below for ease of reference.
Also included are other statutes that amended the Civil Legal Aid Act, 1995.
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Civil Legal Aid Regulations 1996-2016 [Consolidated]
S.I. No. 272/2016 Civil Legal Aid Regulations 2016
Civil Legal Aid Act, 1995
Informal consolidation of the Civil Legal Aid Act 1995 and amendments as at 28th October 2014
S.I. No 272/1996 The Civil Legal Aid Act, 1995, (Commencement Order), 1996
S.I. No 273/1996 Civil Legal Aid Regulations, 1996
S.I. No 8/2002 Civil Legal Aid Regulations, 2002
S.I. No 460/2006 Civil Legal Aid Regulations, 2006
S.I. No 346/2013 Civil Legal Aid Regulations 2013
Civil Law(Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008
S.I. No 74/1999 Civil Legal Aid (Refugee Legal Service) Order, 1999
S.I. No 262/1999 Civil Legal Aid (Refugee Legal Service) (No 2) Order, 1999
S.I. No 730/2005 Civil Legal Aid (Refugee Appeals Tribunal) Order, 2005
Council Directive 2002/8/EC on Legal Aid in cross border matters
Children Act, 1997
Sex Offenders Act, 2001
Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Amendment Act 2007
Informal Consolidation of Civil Legal Aid Regulations
Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill 2008