Use it or lose it: How to secure public funding for social security cases

Wednesday 14 October 2015

In the October edition of Legal Action, Desmond Rutledge of Garden Court Chambers and Tom Royston of Garden Court North explain there are no shortage of qualifying social security cases for legal aid.

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The Legal Aid, Punishment and Sentencing of Offenders Act 2012 removed legal aid for the preparation of welfare benefit appeals at the first-tier tribunal. However, rumours of the death of publicly funded social security litigation are exaggerated. Legal aid still remains available in a number of cases.

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