A good day in court for homeless families needing Legal Aid

In an unexpected, but hugely welcome, turn of events, the Supreme Court yesterday found the Government’s proposed Residence Test for Legal Aid unlawful.

Most unusually, the Court gave its decision at the end of the first day of a two-day hearing, deciding that it didn’t need to hear the evidence on whether it was discriminatory. We will learn more about the reasons for their decision in due course.

The Residence Test would have prevented people who could not proveRead more