THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I helped an elderly woman return to live in her own home

noun_home care_399205I 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.

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I helped the family of a man who died after being restrained by the police

noun_Police Brutality_87356I 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.

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I help young refugees get the support they need

noun_immigrant_543403I 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.