Regina v Legal Aid Board, Ex Parte Burrows: CA 8 Mar 2001

A client was granted legal aid in a children case, but with a costs limitation of andpound;5,000. The solicitor did not apply to extend that limit, but exceeded it. When the excess was disallowed, he challenged the right of the Board to impose limitations in public law cases.
Held: The word ‘limitation’ must bear its ordinary and natural meaning. The section allowed the Board to impose such limitations, and there was nothing inherently unjust about them, since an amendment could be sought, and further appeal was allowed.


Gazette 08-Mar-2001, Times 16-Mar-2001


Legal Aid Act 1988 15 (4)


England and Wales

Legal Aid, Costs

Updated: 08 May 2022; Ref: scu.88531