This is a report of a study of decision-making by magistrates' court clerks and legal advisers on applications for representation orders (legal aid). The report documents and analyses the sources of variation in grant rates within and across courts and makes recommendations concerning how to promote greater consistency of approach in future.
|Translated title of the contribution||Understanding the Interests of Justice: A Study of Discretion in the Determination of Applications for Representation Orders in Magistrates' Courts|
|Publisher||Legal Services Commission|
|Number of pages||182|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|