Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 86 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWHC 5 (Admin)
Court: Administrative Court
Judge:

Hooper J

Representation Gordon Wignall (instructed by Dexter & Montague) for the claimant.
  Claire Weir (instructed by Legal Services Commission) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 17 January 2002

Catchwords

Legal aid - Certificate - Withdrawal - Claimant's legal aid certificate withdrawn - Funding Review Committee upholding decision to withdraw certificate - Claimant seeking judicial review - Whether committee in error.

The Case

In an application for judicial review challenging a decision of the Funding Review Committee upholding the withdrawal of a legal aid certificate, it was held that the withdrawal of that certificate, where the costs benefit test had not been satisfied, was a decision which the committee had been entitled reasonably to reach.

Practice Areas

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