Judges praise Law Centres
A Court of Appeal judge has made a timely statement of support for Law Centres.
In an agreed judgment in the case of Queen On The Application Of Faarah v. The London Borough Of Southwark, Lord Justice Sedley made the following comment.
"The other rider is that all the members of this court would wish to express their appreciation of the skilful professional service which Ms Faarah has had from the Southwark Law Centre. As the history set out by Lord Justice Toulson shows, the law centre, by careful and well-informed correspondence, was able to locate and challenge the precise error of public administration which this appeal has confirmed. It is of importance to the administration of justice, as well as to many individuals, that there should continue to be law centres like Southwark's which are able to offer professional help of high calibre to the neediest people."