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Joanna Letts sought legal aid to be represented at an inquest into her brother’s death, who committed suicide following his discharge from a psychiatric hospital. Joanna was refused legal aid and challenged that decision, together with the lawfulness of the Lord Chancellor’s Guidance on funding representation at inquests. The Legal Aid Agency conceded the claim, […]
Water and sewerage companies are required to provide environmental information to the public (which they have previously refused
Fish Legal, the legal arm of the Angling Trust had asked United Utilities Water plc and Yorkshire Water Services Ltd for information relating to discharges, clean-up operations and emergency overflow from their sewage works. The companies denied that they were under a duty to provide the information under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (SI No 3391) […]
Fifteen members of Matrix appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s new Panel of Preferred Counsel
Congratulations to fifteen members of Matrix that have been appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s new Panel of Preferred Counsel. Their appointments will commence on 2 March 2015 and will last four years. The Matrix members that have been appointed are: A PANEL Alex Bailin QC Aidan O’Neill QC (Scot) (in both England & Wales […]
The Government has admitted that the intelligence agencies’ regime for handling legally privileged communications is illegal. This admission has been made in an ongoing legal claim brought by Amnesty International and rendition victim Abdel Hakim Belhaj. It is claimed that legally privileged communications may have been unlawfully intercepted and been used to provide the Government with an […]