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General

The decision making process in relation to section 115A applications will be kept under review as jurisprudence continues to emerge from the Courts in relation to these applications. It is important to note that these guidelines do not restrict the authority of any decision maker to refuse legal aid under any provision of the Act where they form a view that it is necessary to do so.

At its inception it was expected that the Abhaile scheme would run for a three year period, i.e. until mid-2019. We may terminate the operation of the legal aid panel at any time upon giving one months notice to the panel members.

The area of personal insolvency law is still an evolving one and these guidelines will be kept under review as the law develops over the lifetime of Abhaile.