Legal Aid and Coroners’ Courts Bill
Bill Number: Bill 33/11-15
Bill Type: Executive
Bill Sponsor: Minister of Justice
The Budget Bill is:
A Bill to dissolve the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission and provide for the exercise of functions of the Commission by the Department of Justice or the Director of Legal Aid Casework; to amend the law on legal aid in criminal proceedings, civil legal services and criminal defence services; to provide for theLord Chief Justice to be president of the coroners’ courts and for the appointment of a Presiding coroner; and for connected purposes.