Category Archives: exceptional cases

Change to legal aid merits test

Something unusual happened in the House of Commons last month, it seems unprompted the government made an amendment to the regulations on legal aid which would benefit access to justice.   As the Minister, Sir Oliver Heald, explained to the Delegated …

Exceptional Cases Concern

Date: 26th February 2014 Categories:

Widespread concern over the low numbers of exceptional cases granted by the Legal Aid Agency led to the issue being raised in the House of Lords last week. Refusals of claims for exceptional funding in cases involving immigration law are …