R (on the application of Faulkner) v Director of Legal Aid Casework

Legal aid – Statutory charge. The requirements of reg 47(2) of the Community Legal Service (Financial) Regulations 2000, SI 2000/516, could not be considered and satisfied in retrospect and, therefore, the Legal Aid Agency had not been in error in failing to do so and in refusing to waive the statutory charge in the present case, pursuant to reg 47(3). The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, further rejected the claimant's arguments that the judge had erred by finding that the Supreme Court had decided his human rights arguments against him and treating the Supreme Court's costs order as determinative of the claim, and rejecting his human rights arguments.

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