|91||Title:||LEGAL AID ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:||L.N. 230 of 2000|
|Section:||13||Heading:||Endorsement of legal aid certificate||Version Date:||03/07/2000|
(1) Where a legal aid certificate is granted, the Director may act for the aided person in any proceedings, or part of any proceedings, and the Director may assign counsel or solicitor, to be selected by the aided person, if he so desires, or otherwise selected by the Director, and the Director shall endorse on the legal aid certificate the name of any counsel or solicitor assigned. (Replaced 14 of 1982 s. 7. Amended 54 of 1984 s. 10; 79 of 1995 s. 50)
(2) The Director may, if he is of the opinion that any proceedings are, or may become, of exceptional difficulty or importance, state in the certificate that the aided person should be represented by 2 counsel, one of whom may be leading counsel, in such proceedings.
(3) Counsel or a solicitor selected under subsection (1), whether by the aided person or by the Director, shall be selected from the panel and no leading counsel may be selected by an aided person, except where subsection (2) applies, unless the Director consents thereto. (Added 54 of 1984 s. 10. Amended 26 of 2000 s. 4)