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Re:abusing legal aid to harass and scam people     (Posted on: 2012-02-29 09:26:12)

Luckily this has never happened to me, and I have a feeling that counter claim may be the only resolution.

All that being said there must be some sort of framework to protect against this kind of thing. My best guess would be to contact the Legal Services Commission directly as they\'re the people who organise legal aid: http://www.legalservices.gov.uk/

Good luck!

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abusing legal aid to harass and scam people     (Posted on: 2012-02-28 17:34:40)


I know this is probably not the place to post this..but I registered to follow a CPS prosecution against someone who is due up in court this week for ABH against a housemate of mine. The same defendant embarked on walter-mitty-esque civil cases against both the victim and I (I also share the same house as the defendant and victim of abh) recently which is costing a lot of money just to defend. he\'s on benefits and therefore, legal aid, while my earnings are outside the threshold for legal aid.

The guy is clearly abusing the legal aid system to harass us and cause us as much stress and financial damage as possible by lying through his teeth to fabricate the civil case. 

Incredibly frustrating and I suspect he\'s trying to obfuscate the criminal charges against him by raising these cases, with a view of scamming us out of money...e.g. to hire a legal team to defend/counterclaim his accusations in the civil courts would cost between 7 and 10k. I don\'t have that sort of money and I think he\'s hoping I/we will settle for 2k or 3k to make him go away.

anyone been in this predicament before? is it possible to challenge the validity of a case backed by legal aid? 

many thanks,


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