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The Access to Justice Act 1999

The Access to Justice Act created the Legal Services Commission (LSC) to establish, maintain and develop:

The LSC replaced the Legal Aid Board.

The Access to Justice Act is in the Documents panel.

Acts, Regulations and Orders

The Access to Justice Act prompted a number of Regulations and Orders.

Regulations are rules or directives issued by a government agency. They often have the force of law.

Orders are a written direction of a court or judge.


Directions and Arrangements

The Lord Chancellor issued a number of requirements following the Access to Justice Act about how the LSC should distribute legal aid and advice.


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