554. Legal assistance scheme.

554.     Legal assistance scheme.

The Lord Chancellor may by regulations establish a scheme governing the provision of legal assistance in connection with proceedings before a tribunal in relation to a decision of the Pensions Regulator1. The legal assistance scheme2 may, in particular, make provision as to: (1) the kinds of legal assistance that may be provided; (2) the persons by whom legal assistance may be provided; (3) the manner in which applications for legal assistance are to be made; (4) the criteria on which eligibility for legal assistance is to be determined; (5) the persons