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Claimant challenges the lawfulness of the Legal Aid Exceptional Case Funding scheme

23rd May 2016

Cathryn McGahey QC, led by Martin Chamberlain QC and with Malcolm Birdling, both of Brick Court Chambers, appeared for the Lord Chancellor and Director of Legal Aid Casework in this judicial review, in which the Claimant challenged the lawfulness of the Legal Aid Exceptional Case Funding scheme.

The Court of Appeal, reversing Collins J, expressed concerns about the operation of the scheme but held that it was a lawful one.

Lawtel [2016] EWCA Civ 464


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