Legal Aid Agency granted four of 125 exceptional case funding applications
Though the Legal Aid Agency received 125 applications for exceptional case funding from April until June 2014, only four of these applications have so far been granted. A remaining 24 applications await a decision, while 79 were refused, 2 withdrawn, and 16 rejected.
Exceptional case funding, or ECF, applications are made when a particular case falls outside the usual legal aid scope but the conducting solicitor or client believes there is evidence supporting a requirement to provide funding. Generally this is because the solicitor or client believes a failure to do so would breach Convention rights (as in the Human Rights Act 1998) or enforceable EU rights of an individual to legal services.
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