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

Legal aid – Civil legal aid. The defendant Director of Legal Aid Casework had not been wrong in refusing to grant the first interested party civil legal aid to challenge prohibitions in a public spaces protection order, to the extent that he had relied on the ground that the challenge had not had the potential to produce a benefit for her or a member of her family in the sense required by para 19(3) of Sch 1 to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. Accordingly, the Administrative Court, having determined the meaning of 'benefit', dismissed her application for judicial review.

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