Legal aid for parents' battle

28th May 2004 at 01:00
Parents campaigning against the proposed closure of 50-pupil Hermon primary, in Pembrokeshire, will have 50 per cent of their costs funded by legal aid.

All 50 pupils have filed cases against Pembrokeshire council in an effort to keep the school open.

Parents and supporters have so far raised pound;20,000 to support their campaign through the courts. With legal aid, they will now be able to pay fees of up to pound;40,000. The cost of taking the case to full judicial review is estimated to be between pound;50,000 and pound;60,000.

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