New Case: Accessing Legal Aid For Abuse Of Power By Police

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In what will be a fascinating hearing, a new case raises important questions relating to accessing legal aid for abuse of power claims against the police. In an already fraught economy, with a government hell bent on cutting welfare budgets and legal aid down to its last wick, this case, at its heart, is all about economics.

The facts of the case are as follows: Ms Sisangia wished to bring proceedings againstthe Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis for false imprisonment and assault arising out of her arrest and detention in 2011. Her request was refused twice, and on the second occasion, on the ground that she had not shown the proposed action was within the scope of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (“LASPO”) and in particular paragraph 21 of Schedule 1 to that Act.

Ms Sisangia’s claim to pursue legal aid was eventually…

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3 Responses to New Case: Accessing Legal Aid For Abuse Of Power By Police

  1. Ismail Abdulhai Bhamjee says:

    The Metropolitan Police will not record a crime when Crime has been reported to them for the Offence of Perjury-Subornation of Perjury and the Independent Police Complaints Commission will not uphold the complaint and award damages for the time that has been taken.
    There are double Standards.

    What is the Meaning of the Word “Except” in English Law/Language Traffic Contravention Debt.

    Any Citizen- Person He/She does have the Legal Right to take Private Criminal Prosecutions by Virtue of Section 6 of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985,

    The DPP for the Crown Prosecution Services have either also misled the House of Lords- and the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom of Section 11 (a) (b) of the Human Rights Act 1998.

    Very recently The DPP for the Crown Prosecution Services made some objections in the High Court of Justice in the case of Ewing Versus The Cardiff Crown Court, which was about writing down the Notes in Open Court,
    The High Court Judges in the Divisional Court had overruled the Barrister for the DPP Crown Prosecution Services-
    An Order was made- whilst there shall be a retrial of M Kirk.

    There is Section 57 (1A) (2) (3) (4) (5) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Planning (Consequential Provisions) Act 1990,
    Since some of the Barristers doesn’t mention of Section 57 (1A) of the TCPA 1990, They mention section 57 (1)….
    This is Misfeasance in Public Office.

    The Proceedings (Other Jurisdiction) Act 1975 and CPR 34-13 Letter of Request, This isn’t been taken by the Secretary of State for the Home Department and some of the Judges in the Family Division High Court of Justice,

    The Court Fees are being increased, when a Person has the Legal Right to select the Level of the Judge where He/She wants the Claim to be heard-
    There are no Circuit Judges in many County Courts, as the District Judge has no Jurisdiction Power to hear and try a claim from Indirect or Direct Discrimination.

    Yours Faithfully

    Ismail Abdulhai Bhamjee

  2. Renata Ostertag says:

    It seems to be motivated by people (the “serfs”) not being able to sue “authority” for abuse

    because the “serfs” must not be able to sue their “masters”. Money is only secondary, since they always

    waste a lot of money fighting justified claims for legal aid.

    How about asking Baroness Lawrence (House of Lords) to help. After all, she is the one that claimed

    abuse of power and other stuff in regards to police and – after years – won. Is she to remain the only one

    that ever succeeded?


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