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Residency test


The Administrative Court has declared that the proposed residence test for civil legal aid is discriminatory and unlawful, following a successful judicial review challenge against the Secretary of State for Justice. In a damning unanimous decision, three senior judges declared the draft regulations now before parliament cannot be enacted by means of secondary legislation.

The case was brought by the Public Law Project, a national legal charity that promotes access to justice. Read the full story

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Legal Services Commission’s family legal aid tender round; judicial review


The tendering process for the Legal Aid scheme for new family law cases is unlawful and must be changed, the High Court ruled last week. The decision follows a three day hearing of the Law Society’s application for judicial review at the Divisional Court. Read the full story

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