Devastating blow to Grayling as judges halt his legal aid reform

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.

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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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About Max

Poet, Creative Writer, Essayist, Political Opinionist and Reviewer. Rock and Roll fix it man with two guitars, a spanner, some glue and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis! Michael aka Max struggles to balance his continued ill luck with the limits of his condition. He also is acutely aware of the difficulties facing M.E. suffers who are abused by the system. In addition to poetry and historical fiction Michael also writes delightful and original children’s stories. He is also considering the completion of the first installment of his imaginative historically accurate stories of ex-pats stranded far from home in Asia during War World II, ‘The Orange Dragon of Old Hanoi’ (Copyright 2007, 2014). ‘The Long Hard Highway’ is a collection of poems by aspiring British poet, writer and researcher of historical fiction, and children's author Michael J. Wormald. Self published for the first time on Amazon Kindle 2013. The Call of the Thunder Dragon Novel out now View all posts by Max

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