Legal Aid in UK Law

  • BBGP Managing General Partner Ltd v Babcock & Brown Global Partners
    • Chancery Division
    • 20 Agosto 2010
    ... ... to GPF, Freshfields (to whom the task had been entrusted, given the existence of disputes) soon discovered that on the B&B Group database was legal advice from Slaughter and May. It was not immediately apparent whom Slaughter and May were advising. Freshfields therefore ceased their review and ... ...
  • JSC BTA Bank v Solodchenko (Freezing Order) (No 3)
    • Chancery Division
    • 05 Agosto 2011
    ... ... attention to the disclosure obligations in the freezing order, warned him of the consequences of non-compliance and encouraged him to obtain legal advice. Mr Shalabayev then disappeared, and all subsequent efforts by the Bank to locate him have been fruitless. Despite the personal service of the ... ...
  • Birkett v James
    • House of Lords
    • 25 Mayo 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, ... ...
  • Gosling v Gosling
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 17 Febrero 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 ... ...
  • Allen v Sir Alfred McAlpine & Sons Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 11 Enero 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 Junio 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 Octubre 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 ... ...
  • Ridehalgh v Horsefield; Watson v Watson (Wasted Costs Orders)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 26 Enero 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 ... ...
  • Gooday v Gooday
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 16 Julio 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 ... ...
  • C Plc v P (Attorney General intervening)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 22 Mayo 2007
    ... ... At the hearing below P had the benefit of legal aid but his certificate has now been discharged and we were told that P had become bankrupt. In the light of the importance of the matter, his ... ...
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