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R (Duncan and Mackintosh) v Legal Aid Board [2000] EWHC Admin 294

Unsuccessful claim against Legal Aid Board.

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Interesting comments include: "Mental health law is difficult enough today. Reading the report of a psychiatrist, identifying its areas of weakness, commissioning evidence from the appropriate expert to challenge it, and representing a client at a tribunal requires expert professional skills born, as we have said, of education and practical experience. It is not like going down to the magistrates' court as a duty solicitor, arduous though those duties are." (para 571)

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