Litigation Recent Decisions 01/11/94

Legal Aid Act 1988 s.18

Keller v Keller and Legal Aid Board (1994) (CA 20.10.94.) (Neill LJ, Wilson J)

Summary: Costs to a successful and deserving non-assisted party will not be awarded against the legal aid fund unless such an order would be made if neither party was assisted by legal aid.

Wife's appeal against dismissal from orders that her costs of u8,000 should not be paid by the Legal Aid Board (LAB) in custody proceedings concerning the children of the marriage in which she had been successful but was not legally aided.