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20 MAY 2016

The Director of Legal Aid Casework v IS [2016] EWCA Civ 464

The Director of Legal Aid Casework v IS [2016] EWCA Civ 464
(Court of Appeal, Laws, Briggs, Burnett LJJ, 20 May 2016)

[The judicially approved judgment and accompanying headnote has now published in Family Law Reports [2016] 2 FLR 392]

Costs – Legal aid – s 10, Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 - Exceptional case funding scheme – Legality

Court of Appeal allows appeal from determination that Exceptional Case Funding Scheme under LASPO 2012 is unlawful.

Case No: C1/2015/2576
Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWCA Civ 464

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)

ON APPEAL FROM THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION
ADMINISTRATIVE COURT – CO/17381/2013
MR JUSTICE COLLINS

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL

Date: 20/05/2016




Before:

LORD JUSTICE LAWS
LORD JUSTICE BRIGGS
and
LORD JUSTICE BURNETT

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Between:

(1) The Director of Legal Aid Casework
(2) The Lord Chancellor
Appellants

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IS (a protected party, by his litigation friend the Official Solicitor)
Respondent

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Mr M Chamberlain QC, Ms C McGahey QC and Mr M Birdling (instructed by The Treasury Solicitor) for the The Appellants
Mr R Hermer QC and Mr C Buttler (instructed by The Public Law Project) for the The Respondent

Hearing dates: 21 & 22 March 2016

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