Civil Legal Aid ban for non-residents

The Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said that people who fail a residency test are to be barred from receiving legal aid for civil court cases. The ban would include claims made under human rights and health and safety law. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Mr Grayling comments: “I am very firmly of the belief that, in principle, individuals should have a strong connection to the UK in order to benefit from the civil legal aid scheme”.