It’s sad to hear the Refugee and Migrant Justice (RMJ) charity has gone into administration.
RMJ Chair Paul Gray says 10,000 asylum seekers and migrants – 900 of them children – could be left without legal representation.
Gray claims RMJ, formerly the Refugee Legal Centre, was denied access to legal aid funding for two years, which led to cash flow problems and ultimately, insolvency.
But irrespective of the circumstances, administration simply boils down to facts and law. If your liabilities outweigh your assets, you are insolvent.
Ironically, the only person to gain from this situation is the administrator, whose fees will come from realising the charity’s assets and winding it up.
Even more surprisingly; the charity’s collapse came during Refuge Week, an initiative which aims to ‘celebrate the contribution of refugees and encourage a better understanding between communities’.