PRACTICE DIRECTION 54C – REFERENCES BY THE LEGAL SERVICES COMMISSION

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References by the Legal Services Commission

References by the Legal Services Commission

1.1

This Practice Direction applies where the Legal Services Commission (‘the Commission’) refers to the High Court a question that arises on a review of a decision about an individual’s financial eligibility for a representation order in criminal proceedings under the Criminal Defence Service (Financial Eligibility) Regulations 2006.

1.2

A reference of a question by the Legal Services Commission must be made to the Administrative Court.

1.3

Part 52 does not apply to a review under this paragraph.

1.4

The Commission must –

(a) file at the court –

(i) the individual’s applications for a representation order and for a review, and any supporting documents;

(ii) a copy of the question on which the court’s decision is sought; and

(iii) a statement of the Commission’s observations on the question; and

(b) serve a copy of the question and the statement on the individual.

1.5

The individual may file representations on the question at the court within 7 days after service on him of the copy of the question and the statement.

1.6

The question will be decided without a hearing unless the court directs otherwise.

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