Luke Matara, Regina (on the Application of) v Brent Magistrates’ Court: Admn 20 Jul 2005

The claimant sought judicial review of the defendant’s decision not to award him legal aid to defend an allegation of failing to provide a pecimen of breath for alcohol testing purposes. The defendant wished to argue that he should have been given an interpreter. The court had rejected counsel’s opinion to the effect that it was in the interests of justice that assistance be provided.
Held: At least one of the criteria was met to support the need for legal aid in the interets of justice.
Mr Justice Simon Lady Justice Smith
[2005] EWHC 1829 (Admin)
Access to Justice Act 1999
England and Wales

Updated: 30 September 2021; Ref: scu.229738