With his judgment in May 2011, Lord Justice Laws has made “an important victory for the rule of law”:
“For the State to inhibit litigation by the denial of legal aid because the court’s judgment might be unwelcome or apparently damaging would constitute an attempt to influence the incidence of judicial decisions in the interests of government … frankly inimical to the rule of law.”
Let’s hope we can step in the footsteps of this definition of ‘public interest’:
no personal benefit from the litigation.
This is certainly true in all the child snatching cases that I have been publishing…
- The business case for funding legal aid (theglobeandmail.com)