|| All ER (D) 284 (Feb)
Maurice Kay J
||John-Paul Waite (instructed by Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
||Riyad Dookhy and Khalik Bhatoo (instructed by Jonathan & Co) for the solicitors.
||20 February 2003
Costs - Wasted costs order - Order made against solicitor - Emergency legal aid funding - Solicitors obtaining emergency legal aid for unmeritorious applications - Appropriateness of legal aid order.
The Secretary of State was entitled to wasted costs orders against a firm of solicitors in respect of 13 immigration cases, almost all of which had been publicly funded, in which the solicitors had clearly acted in an incompetent and-or unreasonable manner.
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