52.1. Notwithstanding sections 51 and 52, the Government, by regulation, may determine, considering the imperatives of sound management of public legal aid funds, legal aid services that are to be provided, as prescribed by regulation, on a permanent or temporary basis, either exclusively by advocates or notaries in the employ of a legal aid centre or exclusively by advocates or notaries not in the employ of such a centre.
An exclusivity regulation may also pertain to fields of activity in which legal services are provided.
An exclusivity regulation shall specify the legal services or fields of activity to which it applies. It may prescribe that its application is limited to the territory designated in the regulation. If it provides for temporary exclusivity, it shall fix the period for which it applies.
No exclusivity regulation shall render sections 53 to 55 inoperative.