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Amendments to the Access to Justice Bill [H.L.]

Access to Justice Bill [H.L.] -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Access to Justice Bill [H.L.] to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE BARONESS WILCOX
 
     Page 2, line 11, at end insert (", and
    (e)  consumer affairs")
 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
 
     Page 3, line 9, leave out subsection (1) and insert--
 
    ("(1)  Regulations made by the Lord Chancellor may require the Commission to discharge its functions in any manner prescribed.")
 
     Page 3, line 14, leave out from beginning to ("to") in line 15 and insert ("Neither a requirement made in regulations, nor guidance given, under this section may relate") 
     Page 3, line 16, leave out ("directions and") 
     Page 3, line 18, leave out subsection (5) 
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
 
     Page 4, line 21, leave out ("Directions given") and insert ("Regulations made") 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
 
     Page 4, line 29, leave out ("directions given by the Lord Chancellor") and insert ("regulations") 
     Page 5, line 10, at beginning insert ("Subject to subsection (6A) below,") 
     Page 5, line 11, at end insert--
 
    ("(6A)  No amendment may be made by regulations under subsection (6) adding to that Schedule services consisting of the provision of help in bringing or defending any proceedings for negligence where the alleged damage is to the person unless the Lord Chancellor, before laying a draft of the regulations before Parliament--
    (a)  has consulted persons appearing to him representative of providers and consumers of the services in question and of providers (or potential providers) of insurance in relation to the expense of providing those services; and
    (b)  is satisfied that adequate arrangements are in place for the whole of England and Wales for the funding of those services other than as part of the Community Legal Service.")
 
  
Schedule 2
 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
 
     Page 53, line 36, leave out from ("property") to end of line 37 
  
Clause 13
 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
 
     Page 9, leave out lines 15 to 17 
  
Clause 14
 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
 
     Page 9, leave out lines 39 to 41 
     Page 10, line 8, leave out from ("(5)") to ("is") in line 10 
     Page 10, line 10, leave out from first ("right") to ("is") in line 12 
     Page 10, line 12, leave out from ("right") to ("is") in line 14 
     Page 10, line 19, leave out subsection (7) 
  
Clause 23
 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
 
     Page 14, line 8, after ("section") insert ("4,") 
  
Clause 29
 
  
BY THE BARONESS WILCOX
 
     Page 17, line 15, at end insert-- 
    ("(  )  In appointing such persons to the panel, the Lord Chancellor shall have regard to the desirability of appointing persons who have experience in, or knowledge of--
 
  
    (a)  the provision of legal services;
 
  
    (b)  the provision of advice services;
 
  
    (c)  civil or criminal proceedings and the working of the courts;
 
  
    (d)  the maintenance of professional standards among barristers or solicitors;
 
  
    (e)  social conditions;
 
  
    (f)  consumer affairs;
 
  
    (g)  commercial affairs; or
 
  
    (h)  the maintenance of professional standards in professions other than the legal profession.")
 
  
Clause 31
 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
 
     Page 19, line 7, at end insert ("as regards his acting as an advocate on behalf of--
    (a)  his employer, or
    (b)  where his employer's only or main activity is providing legal services to the public, a client of his employer")
 
 
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