Legal aid – Criminal cases. The claimants sought judicial review of the defendant Lord Chancellor's proposal to restrict the number of duty provider work contracts to 527. The Divisional Court, in dismissing the application, determined the applicable standard of review was the conventional Wednesbury standard of judicial supervision. It then held that the Lord Chancellor had properly appreciated the position as to the investment finance which would be needed for firms to improve efficiency and restructure or consolidate to meet the challenge of the new system. Further, he had adequately considered consultation responses and the claimants' argument concerning art 1 of the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights was misconceived.