Tuesday, 17 January 2012
An interesting idea....
LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
LORD CARLILE OF BERRIEW
LORD PHILLIPS OF SUDBURY
LORD MACDONALD OF RIVER GLAVEN
[In substitution for Amendment 86]
Page 136, line 34, at end insert—“Appeals where court or tribunal certifies complex point etc.
(1) Civil legal services provided in relation to an appeal to the Upper Tribunal, the Senior Courts or the Supreme Court where the relevant court or tribunal certifies that—
(a) the appeal raises a complex issue of law or an issue of fact of exceptional complexity (in which case the certificate must identify the issue),
(b) the matter is one of significant wider public interest (in which case the certificate must identify that interest), or
(c) there is some other compelling reason why the proper conduct of the appeal requires the provision of civil legal services (in which case the certificate must set out the reason).
(2) Rules of procedure applicable to the relevant court or tribunal may make provision about certificates under this paragraph.