In Enact The Gayton Principle, Judy Gayton writes,
“People with disabilities, both physical and cognitive, are currently discriminated against in the Legal Aid system because they are not offered substantive – or actual – equality.
This is because the nature of their disabilities, and their impact on their ability to represent themselves in the absence of publicly funded counsel, is not taken into account in assessing their eligibility for Legal Aid. Instead, they are subject to the same eligibility criteria as those without disabilities.”
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