I 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.
I 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.
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I 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.
I 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.