The Act and Regulations prescribe different tests for when someone is deemed to cease to be legally assisted. The two are trying to do slightly different things, and the Regulations are not intended to over-rule the Act. The Act prevails, and the time is fixed not by the discharge of the certificate, nor by the date on the court record, but rather the date he actually started to act in person.
Times 14-Sep-1999, Gazette 29-Sep-1999,  EWCA Civ 1995
Legal Aid Act 1988 2 17 1, Civil Legal Aid (General) Regulations 1989 (1989 No 399)
England and Wales
Updated: 02 January 2021; Ref: scu.146910