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Suicide over 3K legal bill

The link is to a story about someone committing suicide as a result of a 3K bill from Treasury Solicitors.

I agree with the European COurt of Human Rights that Judicial Review with its costs is not an adequate remedy for the misbehaviour of the state.

Comments

Hywel said…
If this was thrown out because there was no contractual relationship with Hazel Blears surely it wasn't a JR?
john said…
You may be right, but the point is about how to get government to act within the law.
Andrew said…
That is very sad news, obviously he was a good guy just trying to help others.
Hywel said…
Yes - but it does make that case a bit irrelevant to the point you are trying to make and it could be suggested you are trying to make capital out of a tragedy
john said…
The issue is that in respect of the implications of costs in terms of fighting the government.

That is one big issue in respect of JR.

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