Creighton & Partners have appeared on behalf of Westminster City Council in their successful appeal in the Supreme Court. The case clarifies when duties are owed under section 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948 to those suffering from a mental disorder.
New legislation came into force on 1 April 2013 that changed who is entitled to public funding in private family law matters. The cuts are considerable and many individuals who used to be entitled to Legal Aid will no longer be eligible. This article looks at who is eligible for legal aid under the new scheme and what evidence they will need to support any application.
One of the main groups of individuals who will continue to receive Legal Aid are victims of domestic violence.This article looks at the strict eligibilty criteria for victims of domestic violence
The government have made changes to their definition of domestic violence or domestic abuse.
This article looks at the impact of those changes, especially in relation to the new legal aid changes and what government departments will consider to be domestic abuse.
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