“Justice has had to be sacrificed on the altar of public debt”

Legal Aid Handbook

Those words, a criticism of the removal of legal aid in private law family proceedings, came not from a legal aid lawyer or politician opposed to the cuts. They were said, today, by a High Court Judge. Giving judgment in MG & JG v JF [2015] EWHC 564 (Fam), Mostyn J expressed himself in unusually strong terms about the effect of a lack of legal aid on the litigants in the case before him, and more broadly.

The facts of the case are that a lesbian couple had a child fathered by a donor, who had contact with the child in his early years, until the relationship between the mothers broke down. He issued an application for contact. He is well off, if not wealthy, and the mothers are both relatively impecunious and would have been eligible for legal aid had it been available. Mostyn J considered that the interests…

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