Legal Aid in UK Law

  • Gosling v Gosling
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 17 February 1967
    ... ... On the 2nd September 1964 the husband obtained a legal aid certificate for the purpose of defending the suit, and entered a general appearance. In the following month there was an Interview between the ... ...
  • Birkett v James
    • House of Lords
    • 25 May 1977
    ... ... in so far as it ordered that the Costs of the said Appellant in that Court be taxed in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 2 to the Legal Aid Act 1974, and that the Order of Mr. District Registrar Parmiter in Chambers of the 27th day of October 1975 be, and the same is hereby, ... ...
  • Allen v Sir Alfred McAlpine & Sons Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 11 January 1968
    ... ... The widow, the nurse and the man of business, each one of them wanted to get on. The fault, I regret to say, has been with the legal advisers. It is not that they wilfully neglected the cases. But they have put them on one side, sometimes for months, and even for years, because of ... ...
  • Piglowski v Piglowski
    • House of Lords
    • 24 June 1999
    ... ... A flat in Spain worth £14,000. Some small insurance policies. Their total value was estimated to be £127,400. But the legal costs which have been expended in deciding how they should be divided are estimated to exceed £128,000. Both sides have been funded by the Legal Aid ... ...
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Plc v Etridge (No 2); Kenyon-Brown v Desmond Banks & Company (Undue Influence) (No 2); Bank of Scotland v Bennett; UCB Home Loans Corporation Ltd v Moore; National Westminster Bank Plc v Gill; Midland Bank Plc v Wallace; Barclays Bank Plc v Harris; Barclays Bank Plc v Coleman
    • House of Lords
    • 11 October 2001
    ... ... opinions of Lord Nicholls and Lord Scott show some difference of expression and approach, I do not myself discern any significant difference of legal principle applicable to these cases, and I agree with both opinions. But if I am wrong and such differences exist, it is plain that the opinion of ... ...
  • Gooday v Gooday
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 16 July 1968
    ... ... that the amount awardedby the learned judge was unreasonable having regard to the provisions of section 2, subsection (2), paragraph (e) of the Legal Aid and Advice Act 1949. So far as the first ground is concerned, I do not accept that in the 1960's there should be any settled practice peculiar to ... ...
  • Ridehalgh v Horsefield; Watson v Watson (Wasted Costs Orders)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 26 January 1994
    ... ... ) raise the same question : in what circumstances should the court make a wasted costs order in favour of one party to litigation against the legal representative (counsel or solicitor) of the other? It is a question of great and growing significance. It is desirable that this Court should give ... ...
  • Whitehouse (A.P.) (Suing by his Mother and Next Friend Eileen Whitehouse) v Jordan and Others
    • House of Lords
    • 19 February 1981
    ... ... While some degree of consultation between experts and legal advisers is entirely proper, it is necessary that expert evidence presented to the court should be, and should be seen to be, the independent product ... ...
  • Maynard v West Midlands Regional Health Authority
    • House of Lords
    • 05 May 1983
  • Three Rivers District Council and Others v Governor and Company of the Bank of England (No 9)
    • House of Lords
    • 11 November 2004
    ... ... to the content and preparation of the so-called overarching statement submitted on behalf of the Bank to the Bingham Inquiry qualify for legal professional privilege? It is contended by the respondents, and was held by the Court of Appeal, that they do not. But the broader issues that have ... ...
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