Legal Aid

Government’s residence test for legal aid in England and Wales is illegal

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Legal Aid

Court refuses to quash 2015 legal aid rules despite finding two aspects of decision-making process unlawful.

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Legal Aid

Court finds legal aid rules in domestic violence cases lawful

R (on the application of Rights of Women) v The Secretary of State for Justice [2015] EWHC 35 (Admin)                                           

In our September Update we confirmed that permission had been granted for a judicial review, challenging the lawfulness of legal aid changes affecting victims of domestic violence in England and Wales. 

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Family Law, Legal Aid

Successful challenge to judicial review legal aid regulations

R (on the application of Ben Hoare Bell Solicitors and others) v The Lord Chancellor (2015) EWHC 523 (Admin)

On 3rd March 2015 the High Court of England and Wales held that judicial review regulations, introduced in April 2014, are unlawful.

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Legal Aid

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