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Lord Chancellor’s Exceptional Funding Guidance unlawful

R (Gudanaviciene & Ors) v The Director of Legal Aid Casework & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 1622

Related Member(s):
Chris Buttler QC, Phillippa Kaufmann QC, Samantha Knights QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Public Law, EU Law

This was an appeal against the decision in Gudanaviciene & Ors. In the High Court, Collins J held that the Lord Chancellor’s Exceptional Funding Guidance was unlawful. Held: the court agreed with the general conclusions of Collins J and held that the guidance was not compatible with ECHR, art 6(1) and Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, art 47.

Chris Buttler, Phillippa Kaufmann QC and Samantha Knights were involved in this case.