Regina v Oates: CACD 25 Apr 2002

The applicant had sought and been refused legal aid to support legal representation at a full oral hearing on her renewed application for leave to appeal against her conviction. She argued that the refusal of legal aid denied her human rights.
Held: The legal aid system assisted her at trial, on advice with regard to an appeal, and on the first written application for leave to appeal. Where that application had been refused, there was nothing in human rights law to require legal aid to be extended further.
Lord Justice Rose, Mr Justice McKinnon and Mr Justice Pool
Times 20-May-2002, Gazette 30-May-2002
Criminal Appeal Act 1968 31, European Convention on Human Rights 6.3(c)
England and Wales

Updated: 21 February 2021; Ref: scu.171184