Challenge to exceptional funding scheme goes to court – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 9th, 2015 in human rights, legal aid, news, official solicitor by tracey

‘A challenge to the government’s safety-net scheme for people denied legal aid because of cuts in scope is to be heard in the High Court tomorrow.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th June 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Court of Protection Update – Thirty Nine Essex Street

Court of Protection Update (PDF)

Thirty Nine Essex Street, November 2012

Source: www.39essex.com

Autonomy and the role of the Official Solicitor – whose interests are really being represented? – UK Human Rights Blog

“The day before our seminar on the Court of Protection and the right to autonomy, the Strasbourg Court has ruled on a closely related issue in a fascinating challenge to the role of the Official Solicitor in making decisions on behalf of individuals who are for one reason or another unable to act for themselves.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th October 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

RP v Nottingham City Council – Times Law Reports

RP v Nottingham City Council

Court of Appeal

“There was no breach of a mother’s right to a fair hearing under article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights when she was represented by the Official Solicitor who conceded that overwhelming evidence justified making a care order.”

The Times, 10th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.