I represented a 68 old wheelchair-bound prisoner with several medical conditions including dementia.
Although he was due to be released from prison, this was delayed because of the lack of accommodation and facilities.
THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I managed to have him released into the community where he was given mobility aids, adapted accommodation and better healthcare.
I represented the parents of a baby who suffered a serious brain injury.
The hospital decided to withdraw life-sustaining medical treatment because they thought it was futile, meaning the baby would die. His parents objected to this decision.
NO THANKS TO LEGAL AID, the boy’s parents were not eligible for public funding and had to pay for legal advice. We challenged the decision and the hospital changed its mind, and the boy is still alive today.
I represented an elderly woman with dementia who was placed in a care home by her local council.
She wanted to return to live at her own home, rather than being in a care home.
THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to persuade the local council that it was in her best interests to live in her own home.
“I represented a woman with autism and physical health issues. She was not receiving enough support from her local council to meet her social care needs. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I secured the support she needs to do voluntary work and live a happy and fulfilling life.”