R (on the application of Tirkey) v Director of Legal Aid Casework and another

Legal aid – Civil legal aid. The statutory charge exercised by the Legal Aid Agency against the claimant over the amount recovered in employment tribunal proceedings was not rendered unlawful by the European Convention on Human Rights or EU law and her claim for judicial review had to fail. The Administrative Court held that the circumstances in which she failed to receive any of the award did not provide any basis for concluding that the exception to the statutory charge arose.

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