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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 - 2021 Consolidated

Civil Legal Aid Act 1995 as amended 01-01-19 

S.I. No. 272/2016 Civil Legal Aid Regulation

Civil Legal Aid Act, 1995

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 81/2017 Civil Legal Aid ( International Protection Appeals Tribunal ) Order 2017

S.I. No 346/2013 Civil Legal Aid Regulations, 2013

Civil Law(Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2008

Children Act, 1997

Sex Offenders Act, 2001

Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Amendment Act, 2007