Big Society?

Here is the latest Judicial comment on Legal Aid in the post LASPO world. This is contained in paras 61 -63. They are coming think and fast.

An ill or unconsidered decision to refuse, on pretty much any issue, is pretty much standard from the LAA nowadays. Here legal aid was refused for a 3 Judge upper tribunal hearing. The following seems the most telling line from the judgment;

“if he had not been represented pro bono he could not have adequately advanced the legal argument put on his behalf”

One wing of the state assists another to avoid proper legal scrutiny. Access to justice, like much else nowadays, is now dependent upon charitable acts.

HT. Patrick @ilegal

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