Re K and H (Children)

Practice – Litigant in person. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in allowing the Lord Chancellor's appeal, held that it was not possible to interpret either s 1 of the Courts Act 2003 or s 31G(6) of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 as having given the court the power to require the Lord Chancellor to provide funding for legal representation, in circumstances where such funding was not available under a scheme as detailed and comprehensive as that which had been set up under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. The court had to respect the boundaries drawn by Parliament for public funding of legal representation.

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