Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2018] All ER (D) 18 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2017] EWHC 3403 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)

William Davis J

Representation Peter Oldham QC, Zac Sammour and Jen Coyne (instructed by the Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit) for the claimant.
  Martin Chamberlain QC and Malcolm Birdling (instructed by Government Legal Department) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 21 December 2017


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The Case

Legal aid Civil legal aid. The statutory charge exercised by the Legal Aid Agency against the claimant over the amount recovered in employment tribunal proceedings was not rendered unlawful by the European Convention on Human Rights or EU law and her claim for judicial review had to fail. The Administrative Court held that the circumstances in which she failed to receive any of the award did not provide any basis for concluding that the exception to the statutory charge arose.

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