Southwark Law Centre, Regina (on the Application of) v Legal Services Commission: Admn 20 Jul 2007

In each case, the legal aid claimants had been refused legal aid on financial grounds. They were in dispute with their landlords, and were withholding rent. The respondents included the unpaid rent in their income, so disallowing the applications.
Held: The Commission was wrong. The wording was that they should deduct the ‘rent payable’ not just the rent paid. The wording had been chosen to achieve this effect.
Collins J
[2007] EWHC 1715 (Admin), Times 20-Aug-2007, [2007] 4 All ER 754, [2008] 1 WLR 1368
Community Legal Service (Financial) Regulations 2000
England and Wales

Updated: 16 May 2021; Ref: scu.258159