As a Whistleblower I know the pain of struggling with a system designed to slow you and keep you caught up in legal mumbo jumbo; worsed part is there is no legal aid for Public Interest Disclosure Act cases. There is no ET or Appeal support for Employment cases – even if related to Public Interest Disclosure Act.
Originally posted on politics.co.uk July 15th, 2014.
“Legal aid is, and must remain, the means to safeguard equality in our courts, regardless of people’s origins, nationality or place of residence.”
Grayling’s proposed reforms would have banned anyone who had been in the UK for less than a year from receiving legal aid.
Critics warned the proposals would prevent some of the most vulnerable people in society from legal protection.
The judges imagined the case of a severely learning disabled adult, who had been “forced to live in a dog kennel outside the house, had been beaten regularly by his brother and mother, and starved over an extensive period of time”. Under Grayling’s plans, he would have been denied legal aid.
Individuals who were resident abroad who had been subject to “serious abuses” at the hand of British armed forces would also be denied legal aid.
The joint human rights committee…
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