Wife of Paul Briggs fears other families in court battles like hers could be denied legal aid

Wife of Paul Briggs fears other families in court battles like hers could be denied legal aid
 

Families fighting for the right to end the lives of loved ones on life support could have to pay to take their case to court.
Lawyers say access to legal aid could be limited after a ruling around the funding for the court battle over the life of Wirral dad Paul Briggs.
The Gulf War veteran and police officer, 43, was left in a minimally conscious state for nearly 18 months after he was in a motorcycle crash in July 2015.
Last year, the Court of Protection agreed with his wife Lindsey that life-sustaining treatment could be withdrawn.
Mrs Briggs did not qualify for means-tested legal aid... read more

 
31 July 2017 in Regional North West , Views: 40
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