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13. Legal Aid Review Committee Appeals

13.6. When proceedings can be adjourned pending an appeal to a Legal Aid Review Committee

13.6 When proceedings can be adjourned pending an appeal to a Legal Aid Review Committee 
 

If a party to proceedings before a court or tribunal has appealed or intends to appeal to the Legal Aid Review Committee, that party, under s57 of the Act, may apply for an adjournment of the proceedings pending the hearing of the appeal.

Under s57 of the Act a court or tribunal is required to adjourn the proceedings to such date and on such terms and conditions that it thinks fit provided it is satisfied that:

  • the party has appealed or intends to appeal to a Legal Aid Review Committee
  • the appeal or intention to appeal is bona fide and not frivolous or vexatious or otherwise intended to improperly hinder or improperly delay the conduct of the proceedings, and
  • there are no special circumstances that prevent the court or tribunal from adjourning the proceedings.




Date Last Published: 27/05/2015