I represented the family of a man who died after being restrained by the police.
An inquest was held to investigate the man’s death, but his family did not have lawyers at the initial hearing.
THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to represent the family and help them to get truth, justice and accountability.
“Today I met a man with mental health problems who was wrongly arrested. He was arrested and held unlawfully by the police in a cell overnight without medical supervision. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I ensured the police apologised and paid damages for false imprisonment.”
“Today I met an experienced teacher. The police disclosed an allegation he assaulted a pupil, so he couldn’t get a job. He was never charged & never had the chance to prove his innocence. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to get the police to overturn their decision.”
“Today I met a client who had been wrongfully arrested and detained. His arrest was due to an error in breach of the Data Protection Act. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to get my client an apology and a small sum in compensation. The apology meant the most to him.”