“I represented a young woman whose husband was in a minimally conscious state following a road traffic accident. She travelled 3 hours a day to visit him as he was placed so far from home. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I persuaded his CCG to commission a new placement 20 minutes from home.”
“Today I met a man who believed the UK Government was complicit in his torture. During interrogations abroad, his torturers asked questions that indicated the UK worked with them. He believed UK agents were present at times. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I sought disclosure, questioned UK authorities & investigated his allegations.
THIS CASE WOULD BE BARRED BY THE “RESIDENCE TEST”.
EXCEPTIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH.”