THE ONLINE PETITION CALLING FOR A HALT TO REDICAL NEW PLANS TO CUT LEGAL AID HAS REACHED 100,000 SIGNATURES
This matter should now be debated in parliament. For further details see press release ‘Petition reaches 100,000!’ on the Young Legal Aid Lawyers’ website. Click here.
A backbench debate on Legal Aid Reform took place on Thursday 27 June 2013, for details see Hansard 27 Jun 2013 : Column 509 onwards. Click here.
R (Mary George Limited) v Care Quality Commission and Wirral Borough Council  EWHC 1341 Admin (Supperstone J): it was not remotely arguable that the Care Quality C omission had reached Wednesbury unreasonable factual conclusions in its Review of Compliance report on the claimant’s care home, that there were 17 breaches of the requirements of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010. It was also not remotely arguable that the Council had acted irrationally in suspending further placements at the care home, in the light of its own findings, prompted but not determined by the publication of the report. Click here for the judgment
R (SL) v City of Westminster  UKSC 27 (Neuberger, Hale, Mance, Kerr, Carnwath JJCS):a mentally ill and destitute asylum-seeker who needed monitoring and befriending was not in need of "care and attention" for the purposes of section 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948. Click here for the judgment. Stephen Knafler QC appeared for SL.