ON APPEAL FROM THE CENTRAL LONDON CIVIL JUSTICE CENTRE
(HIS HONOUR JUDGE D C MITCHELL)
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
B e f o r e :
LORD JUSTICE MOSES
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Lord Justice Ward:
"From the evidence before the Commissioner she [the Commissioner] concludes that the money paid to MAAS equates to legal fees. This is not permitted under section 84(4) of the 1999 Act. MAAS are reminded that this is a serious violation of the Act and will be further considered by your case worker"
Moreover and perhaps importantly the Commissioner made a number of findings that the code of conduct had been breached because "MAAS failed to demonstrate the necessary knowledge and competencies to meet their client's needs". That finding is repeated elsewhere in the conclusions.
"The Commissioners have the strong view that MAAS should issue an immediate refund to Mrs Ejegi."
"Please forgive me and I should be grateful for your offer of a new date and I promise to be punctual. Thank you."
Lord Justice Moses:
Order: Appeal allowed