Board can only act within its powers
We are a public body created by statute, the Civil Legal Aid Act 1995. Our powers and functions directly derive from the Act and the Regulations which have been made on foot of the Act. Every decision must be grounded in the Act and/or the Regulations. The decision recorded on EOS, and the consequent letter that issues from the decision maker in the case of a refusal or partial grant, must show that the decision maker has grounded the decision in the Act and Regulations.