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Garden Court North: A quick guide to LASPO 2012 for immigration law

Summary:
Garden Court North publishes useful new guide to immigration and legal aid under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
Date of Publication:
03 January 2013

Garden Court North: A quick guide to LASPO 2012 for immigration law

03 January 2013
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Garden Court North Chambers has published a useful guide to LASPO 2012 for immigration law.

The guide by GCN pupil Tom Royston addresses the following questions about Part 1 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (the Part concerning legal aid), as it relates to immigration law (relevant to immigration law from April 2013 onwards):

• When does it come into force?
• What immigration work will be in scope under the new scheme?
• What was in scope under the old scheme?
• What is the difference between the old and new schemes?
• In exceptional cases, is legal aid available for out-of-scope matters?
• Have the new contracts been awarded yet?
• What transitional provision is being made?
• Where can one obtain more information?

Relevant excerpts from the following are included as Appendices:

• Appendix A - LASPO 2012 Part 1 and Schedule 1 (Part 1 - Services and Part 2 - Excluded Services)
• Appendix B - The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (Article 47)

You can download the guide at the following link GCN Summary of LASPO Act 2012 re immigration law-191212.pdf