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Lord Chancellors Guidance on funding for inquests unlawful

In Letts, R (On the Application Of) v The Lord Chancellor & Anor [2015] EWHC 402 (Admin) Mr Justice Green considered the Lord Chancellor’s Guidance on Exceptional Funding (Inquests), which is statutory guidance to caseworkers considering applications for exceptional funding for representation at inquests.

After considering carefully the content of the guidance in light of the obligations of the state under Article 2 ECHR, and reviewing the law relating to Article 2 Green J concluded that:

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