Donaldson v Scottish Legal Aid Board

Judicial review – Legal aid. Court of Session: Refusing a reclaiming motion in judicial review proceedings brought by a serving prisoner, challenging the Scottish Legal Aid Board's refusal to treat advice given to him in connection with challenging his exclusion from the franchise in the European Court of Human Rights as a 'distinct matter', the court agreed with the Lord Ordinary's conclusion that the petitioner and others in a like position would not be able to obtain Scottish legal advice and assistance in connection with possible proceedings before the Strasbourg court beyond a possible diagnostic interview.

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