R (on the application of IAN STEWART BRADY) (Claimant) v (1) LORD CHANCELLOR (2) FIRST TIER TRIBUNAL (HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL CARE CHAMBER) MENTAL HEALTH (Defendants) & (1) MERSEYSIDE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (2) SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE (Interested Parties) (2017)

20 February 2017

[2017] EWHC 410 (Admin)

QBD (Admin) (Morris J)

The claim of a prisoner detained in a hospital that the Lord Chancellor’s powers under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 were to be interpreted so as to give effect to a right to free legal representation by a lawyer of his choice in tribunal proceedings under ECHR art.5(4), art.6 or art.8 was unarguable.

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