Edmund Davies LJ rejected ‘serious impoverishment’ as a description of the test for severe financial hardship in the context of a Legal Aid: ‘the statute does not make impoverishment a prerequisite to the granting of relief to the unassisted litigant.’ The phrase should be given an expansive interpretation rather than a narrow one.
Edmund Davies LJ
 1 QB 580
England and Wales
Cited – Webb v Macdonald and Another ChD 29-Jan-2010
Defendant barrister and solicitors applied to have the claims against them for professional negligence struck out. They had advised on a settlement of a dispute, which settlement the claimant now said was negligently wrong.
Held: The advice . .
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Updated: 18 January 2021; Ref: scu.396471