U.K.: Great moments in legal aid

“The widow of a July 7 suicide bomber yesterday launched a High Court bid to be represented at the victims’ inquest – saying she had also suffered the loss of a loved one in the atrocity. Hasina Patel, whose husband was terrorist mastermind Mohammad Sidique Khan, is seeking legal aid to challenge the coroner’s decision to exclude Khan’s death from the hearing for the 52 victims of the 2005 London bombings.” [Daily Mail via Amy Alkon]


  • What kind of terrorist master commits a suicide bombing? The masterminds find dumb saps to do the bombing for them. I’m all for incuding him.

  • Terrorist masterminds who committed suicide to get to Muslim heaven. I would exclude her from everything. Besides, it was through her husband’s actions that took his own life and many others.

  • This is an interesting trend which looks as if it is going to be followed in Australia because of the sharing of international policy formation across the British common law world. Australia has had some similar claims relating to the terrorist attacks against its citizens in Bali and against the embassy in Jakarta.

  • […] Like the story of the man who has killed his parents and begs mercy from the court because he is an orphan… Amplify’d from overlawyered.com […]

  • Here’s a lessom in equity my friends, from the historic decisions of the New York State Court of Appeals: