Legal Aid Act
Legal Aid Rules
Statutory Instrument 22 of 1986
- Commenced on 3 March 1986
- [This is the version of this document at 1 December 2014.]
- [Amended by Legal Aid (Amendment) Rules, 2014 (Statutory Instrument 48 of 2014) on 14 July 2014]
1. CitationThese Rules may be cited as the Legal Aid Rules.
2. Exempted civil proceedingsCivil proceedings in respect of the following matters are exempted from the application of the Act—
3. Disposable capitalFor the purpose of the Act, the disposable capital of a person capital means the aggregate value of the capital assets owned by him in the month preceding the month in which the application for legal aid is made, reduced by—
4. Disposable incomeFor the purposes of this Act, the disposable income of a person means the aggregate income of that person for the month preceding the month in which the application for legal aid is made, reduced by the following payments (if any) made by him in that month—
5. Assets and income of spouseIn computing the disposable capital or disposable income of a person, the judge may take into consideration the assets and the income of that person's spouse.
6. Financial limitsLegal aid may be refused under section 4(1) of the Act if the disposable capital of the person seeking legal aid exceeds R.1500 in value.
7. Application for legal aid
8. Oral application
9. Duties of the Registrar
10. Powers of judge
11. Records of applicationsThe Registrar shall keep a record of—
12. List of legal practitioners
History of this document
01 December 2014 this version
14 July 2014
Amended by Legal Aid (Amendment) Rules, 2014
03 March 1986