Legal Services Amendment Act 2013

Reprint as at 2 September 2013

Legal Services Amendment Act 2013

Public Act2013 No 43
Date of assent2 September 2013
Commencementsee section 2


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.


1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act amended

4 Interpretation

5 Proceedings for which legal aid may be granted: criminal matters

6 When legal aid may be granted: civil matters

7 Decision on application for legal aid

8 New section 16A inserted

9 Conditions on grant of legal aid

10 New section 18A inserted

11 Amount payable by aided person to Commissioner

12 Amounts payable under conditions of grant are debts due to Commissioner

13 New section 40 substituted

14 New headings and sections 41A to 41J inserted

15 Commissioner to refund excess payments

16 Reconsideration

17 Grounds for review

18 Approval

19 Review Authority established

20 New sections 87A and 87B inserted

21 Lead provider to claim for payment

22 Secretary to refer claim to Commissioner for decision

23 Cancellation

24 Regulations

25 Service of notices, etc

26 Schedule 3 amended

27 Transitional provision

28 Liability for fee and expenses incurred in lodging prior caveats

Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: