Coram joins Garden Court Chambers in a landmark High Court case to challenge lack of legal aid for school exclusion appeals

Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) is in the High Court today and tomorrow (May 21-22) at the start of a vital case against the Director of Legal Aid Casework and the Lord Chancellor. The Claimant is represented by Stephanie Harrison KC and Ollie Persey of Garden Court Chambers, with the support of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). In addition, the charity Mind has intervened in the case on the basis it raises critical issues relevant to other children and families.

Please see the Coram website for the news item on the case, then read on for additional information about the case and the wider context.