Government's legal aid proposals unlawful, says legal expert

Government's legal aid proposals unlawful, says legal expert

residence test unlawful

The opinion, prepared by leading public lawyer Michael Fordham QC, argues that the proposed ‘residency test’ would amount to unlawful discrimination against non-nationals. NGOs including Reprieve, Liberty, Mind, the Public Law Project and Shelter say that, if implemented, the residency test would have disastrous consequences for vulnerable individuals and a catastrophic impact on NGOs’ ability to ensure state accountability.

Publication date: June 5 2013

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