“Today I met a vulnerable young woman. She said she was assaulted by the police during an arrest. Her immigration status is not clear. She can’t afford an immigration solicitor to help her. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to assist her with a complaint to the police and consider commencing civil proceedings against the police for assault.
THIS CASE WOULD BE BARRED BY THE “RESIDENCE TEST”.
EXCEPTIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH.”
“Today I met a vulnerable woman who had been raped by her boyfriend. He had admitted to rape in texts, but the Crown Prosecution Service refused to prosecute him. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, we had the decision overturned so that he would face justice.”
“Today I met a man who was paralysed following a stroke. He wanted a doctor to be able to help him end his life without fear of prosecution. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to challenge the criminal law that prohibits assisting a person to die.”
“Today I met a university student. He was arrested for a public order offence, acting in an aggressive manner, & had no previous convictions. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I obtained CCTV showing no offence was committed. The case was withdrawn, saving his good reputation.”