Environmental NGO goes to High Court in fight to get landmark ruling for legal aid

Legal aid board turned down bid on basis that aid can be awarded only to individuals, not companies

31st March, 2019

An environmental non-governmental organisation (NGO) is to go to the High Court in order to gain the status that would grant it eligibility for legal aid. If Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) wins its case, it would mean that similar NGOs could apply for legal aid to take cases to court.

FIE, an environmental non-profit company, is applying to the High Court to overturn the decision of the legal aid board. The board denied...

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