Who will still fail the residence test? Victims of police violence whose immigration status is unclear.

Post 71

“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.”

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THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I made sure the CPS prosecuted a man who admitted to raping his girlfriend.

Post 62

“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.”

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to fight for a man’s right to die with the assistance of a doctor.

Post 57

THREAT

“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.”