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R (Ben Hoare Bell & Others) -v- The Lord Chancellor

R ( Ben Hoare Bell, Deighton Pierce Glynn, Mackintosh Law, Public Law Solicitors and Shelter) -v- The Lord Chancellor and the Director of Legal Aid Casework [2015] EWHC 523 (Admin)

In April 2014 the Government introduced Regulations which meant that, in certain circumstances, legal aid providers would not be paid for running a judicial review case. In this judgment, the High Court has found those Regulations to be unlawful.

A very good blog, summarising the case, can be found on the Housing Law website Nearly Legal at: Well done to the four law firms and Shelter who took the case forward. CLP had previously attempted to get legal aid for one of our clients to challenge the Regulations but that was refused partly on the basis that our case did not have sufficient merits!!