THANKS TO LEGAL AID, a disabled man was released from prison

noun_Superhero_550572I 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.

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I helped a teenage refugee get his real age accepted

noun_immigrant_543403I represented a teenage refugee from a war-torn country who claimed asylum in the UK.

My client was assessed by the local authority to be an adult, despite documentary evidence that he was a child.

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to successfully challenge the age assessment, and the local authority accepted my client’s claimed age. This meant he could go back to school and be looked after as a child.

NO THANKS TO LEGAL AID, the parents of a severely disabled boy were not eligible for publicly funded advice

noun_Baby_479948I 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.

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I secured our client’s release from prison

noun_freedom_1315309I represented a client who was serving an Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentence.

The Parole Board relied on old psychology reports that kept him in prison. We challenged this by judicial review.

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to overturn the Parole Board decision and have another oral parole hearing granted, where our client was released from prison.