Regina v Lord Chancellor ex parte the Law Society (1): QBD 4 May 1993

The introduction of a Standard Criminal Legal Aid fees regime was within the Lord Chancellor’s proper range of discretion, even without consultation with the Law Society.
The meaning of ‘carried entering UK’ can include clothing being worn, but caution to be used by the courts not to extend the meaning unnecessarily.


Independent 04-May-1993, Ind Summary 20-Mar-1995, Times 05-May-1993


Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 78(2), Legal Aid Act 1988 34


England and Wales

Cited by:

Appeal fromRegina v Lord Chancellor ex parte Law Society CA 11-Aug-1993
Lord Chancellor is free to impose a fee scheme if it accords with the words of the Act. The standard fees regulations for magistrates Courts works are within the Lord Chancellor’s powers. . .
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Judicial Review, Customs and Excise, Legal Aid, Costs, Criminal Practice

Updated: 11 May 2022; Ref: scu.87220