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Rule 376AMaximum amount to be paid for representation

1. For the costs of representation pursuant to Rule 376.1(b) [1] the maximum level of legal aid that may be granted by the Court shall be the maximum amount of recoverable costs laid down in the decision of the Administrative Committee pursuant to Article 69(1) [2] of the Agreement and Rule 152.2 [3].

2. The Administrative Committee may define thresholds below the level set in paragraph 1 for the maximum level of legal aid for representation pursuant to Rule 376.1(b) [4], taking into account necessary costs for legal representation in the Contracting Member States and the need to guarantee adequate access to justice.
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[1-
1. Subject to Article 71(3) of the Agreement, legal aid may cover, in whole or in part, the following costs:
(b) costs of legal assistance and representation regarding:
(i) pre-litigation advice with a view to reaching a settlement prior to commencing legal proceedings;
(ii) commencing and maintaining proceedings before the Court;
(iii) all costs relating to proceedings including the application for legal aid;
(iv) enforcement of decisions;

[2-
(1) Reasonable and proportionate legal costs and other expenses incurred by the successful party shall, as a general rule, be borne by the unsuccessful party, unless equity requires otherwise, up to a ceiling set in accordance with the Rules of Procedure.

[3-
2. The Administrative Committee shall adopt a scale of recoverable costs which shall set ceilings for such costs by reference to the value of the dispute. The scale may be adjusted from time to time.

[4-
1. Subject to Article 71(3) of the Agreement, legal aid may cover, in whole or in part, the following costs:
(b) costs of legal assistance and representation regarding:
(i) pre-litigation advice with a view to reaching a settlement prior to commencing legal proceedings;
(ii) commencing and maintaining proceedings before the Court;
(iii) all costs relating to proceedings including the application for legal aid;
(iv) enforcement of decisions;