A couple of years ago I organised “A Wake for Justice” and gathered some anecdotes from the legal professions in Yorkshire to show what legal aid lawyers really do. Please add your own and share or gather your local stories and publish them where they may be more widely read:
We had a client who was charged with death by dangerous driving. He was a refuse collector and in poor weather he had reversed his lorry into a telegraph pole causing it to break and fall. His co-worker and best friend had been on the street supposedly guiding the lorry. He had gone out of sight and the telegraph pole fell on him and sadly killed him. The client denied that he was driving dangerously and after a great deal of preparation, numerous experts reports and a trial (all publicly funded) he was acquitted. An unfortunate case but justice prevailed!