THANKS TO LEGAL AID, an older lady with chronic anxiety will continue to receive her disability benefit

AnxietyimageI represented an older lady with chronic anxiety in a welfare benefits appeal.

Despite her struggling with any kind of social interaction and having lengthy unprovoked periods of crying each day, the first judge found that she was fit for work. I appealed this decision to the Upper Tribunal.

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, the appeal was successful and she continues to receive her disability benefit.

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, a mother and her children feel safe in their home

DVimageI represented a woman who had been subjected to domestic abuse.

Her partner was physically violent in front of their children. She separated from her partner, but the abuse left her too scared to leave her home.

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I obtained a court order preventing her ex-partner from contacting her or visiting her house.

 

(Image by Wonmo Kang, licensed under Creative Commons)

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.