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21 SEP 2011

R (Evans) v The Lord Chancellor & Anor [2011] EWHC 1146 (Admin)

Legal aid – consultation – rule of law – relevant considerations

12 May 2011
Divisional Court
Laws LJ; Stadlen J

It was inimical to the rule of law for the government to amend the Legal Aid Funding Code to prevent public interest litigation in order to avoid unwelcome judicial decisions.
(1) The claimant, Maya Evans, challenged amendments made to the Legal Aid Funding Code, which is produced pursuant to section 8 of the Access to Justice Act 1999 (‘the Act’). The amendments were introduced on 1 April 2010.

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