Legal Aid: First hurdle

Shabina Begum highlights a recent challenge to the gateway requirements for legal aid in domestic abuse cases ‘The gateway evidence requirements are prejudicial against potential clients who may be too scared to face the perpetrator during the course of legal proceedings, but are unable to pay legal fees.’ As from 1 April 2013 civil legal …
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Cases Referenced

  • Opuz v Turkey – 33401/02 [2009] ECHR 870
  • R (on the application of Rights of Women) v The Lord Chancellor And Secretary of State for Justice [2015] EWHC 35 (Admin)
  • Yemshaw v London Borough of Hounslow [2011] UKSC 3