Claim challenging application of statutory charge extinguishing damages award. Judges: Longmore, Peter Jackson, Asplin LJJ Citations:  EWCA Civ 1656,  WLR(D) 459 Links: Bailii, WLRD Statutes: Community Legal Service (Financial) Regulations 2000 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Legal Aid Updated: 25 April 2022; Ref: scu.620463
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