Passport withheld on division of property case

An individual’s passport is withheld on a division of property case. Both sides are represented by Legal Aid. The lawyer appointed to the man fails to appear as he is, in fact, deceased. The judge acknowledges that the man in question is entitled to legal representation and that a replacement ought to have been provided to him. Nevertheless, the judge rules against him.

Judge in first instance also acknowledges he has a case for damages against Legal Aid. He is not, however, appointed a retrial in this matter, nor is he appointed a new legal representative.