Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of CHANEY) v LEGAL SERVICES COMMISSION (2008)

PUBLISHED September 22, 2008

[2008] EWHC 3239 (Admin)

Permission to apply for a declaration of incompatibility on the basis that the low levels of funding for representation by counsel in confiscation proceedings, as provided by the Criminal Defence Service (Funding) Order 2001 Sch.4, effectively denied the right of access to justice provided by the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.6 was refused. It was too premature to seek such a declaration, as the confiscation proceedings had not yet run their course.

QBD (Admin) (Judge Inglis)