JR ‘no permission, no payment’ Regulations quashed

Following R (Ben Hoare Bell and Others) v Lord Chancellor [2015] EWHC 523, the successful challenge to the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (No.3) Regulations 2014, the High Court has ordered that the Regulations be quashed. This means that work done on judicial review permission applications will now be paid in accordance with the scheme that existed prior to April 2014, and will not be dependent on whether the claimant gets permission or subject to the Legal Aid Agency discretion to pay where the permission stage is not reached. 

 

The Lord Chancellor is not seeking permission to appeal the Divisional Court's judgment. 

 

More information about the challenge is available here:

 

The judgment is available here:

 

The Claimants were represented by Martin Westgate QC and Martha Spurrier, instructed by Polly Brendon of the Public Law Project.

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