I represented an elderly woman with dementia who was placed in a care home by her local council.
She wanted to return to live at her own home, rather than being in a care home.
THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to persuade the local council that it was in her best interests to live in her own home.
I represented the family of a man who died after being restrained by the police.
An inquest was held to investigate the man’s death, but his family did not have lawyers at the initial hearing.
THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to represent the family and help them to get truth, justice and accountability.
I represented a disabled woman who attends a day centre four days a week, along with over 50 other adults with disabilities.
The local council tried to close the day centre without consulting its users or their families.
THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to challenge the decision and keep the day centre open.
I represent children on their own in the UK seeking asylum who are wrongly assessed as adults.
Wrongly classified as adults, children live in adult accommodation, have their asylum claim assessed as an adult and receive no age-appropriate support.
THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I am able to challenge age assessments so that young people are recognised as the children they are and receive the support they need.