I represented an older lady with chronic anxiety in a welfare benefits appeal.
Despite her struggling with any kind of social interaction and having lengthy unprovoked periods of crying each day, the first judge found that she was fit for work. I appealed this decision to the Upper Tribunal.
THANKS TO LEGAL AID, the appeal was successful and she continues to receive her disability benefit.
“I represented a man with physical and mental health problems. He was sleeping rough for two years as the council refused to house him. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I challenged the decision and secured temporary accommodation for him.”
“Today I met a woman with mental health problems. She fled her home after a violent assault by her partner. She had nowhere to stay but the local authority refused her accommodation. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I compelled them to provide housing so that she wouldn’t sleep on the street.”
“Today I met the single father of a young adult with learning difficulties. The local authority removed his son from his care, placing him in a respite facility & depriving him of his liberty. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I successfully applied to the Court of Protection to have his son return home.”