The applicants were relatives of victims of a rail accident. They challenged the refusal of legal aid for representation at the coroners inquest.
Held: Judicial review was granted. The minister’s decision was flawed in that he had failed to allow for the fact that the issues to be aired in the cases were both of wide public interest and of potential benefit for the public as a whole, and that the interetss of those appearing before the inquest would be divergent.
 EWHC 742 (Admin), Times 09-May-2007
European Convention on Human Rights 2
England and Wales
Updated: 06 May 2021; Ref: scu.251161