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Costs orders against legally aided parties and/or the Lord Chancellor: The Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and the regulations

On 1 April 2013 s26 of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (“the Act” in this section) replaced s11 of the Access to Justice Act 1999. S26(1) of the Act provides that costs ordered against an individual who is a legally aided party in relevant civil proceedings must not exceed the amount (if any) which it is reasonable for that party to pay having regard to all the circumstances, including: