A Redcar woman, who faces the death penalty in Bali, sees her fight over legal fees reach the UK's highest court.
Lindsay Sandiford's lawyer says her sentence is "not fair" and has launched an appeal after her conviction for drug smuggling in Bali.
Legal challenge in case of Redcar woman on death row in Bali
A grandmother from Redcar who is facing a firing squad in Indonesia has submitted an appeal against her sentence.
Lindsay Sandiford was found guilty last month of smuggling cocaine into the resort island of Bali.
Her new lawyer says that the death penalty was unfair because judges did not take her co-operation with the authorities into account.
Watch the full report from Ben Chapman below.
A woman from Redcar facing a firing squad in Indonesia has lodged an appeal against her death sentence.
Lindsay Sandiford was convicted last month of smuggling nearly five kilos of cocaine onto the island of Bali.
Judges refused to consider that she had helped the police to catch other members of the drugs gang when deciding her sentence.
Her new lawyer, who handed appeal papers to the court today, says that wasn't a fair decision.
The lawyer representing Lindsay Sandiford has said that she will be "devastated" by today's High Court loss against the government's refusal to fund her appeal against her death sentence.
Richard Stein from Leigh Day said:
– Richard Stein, Leigh Day
Mrs Sandiford and her sister, both out in Bali, will be devastated by this decision. Whilst we have a judgment, we do not have the reasons for it.
We await these before being able to formulate an appeal to what we believe is a fundamentally flawed decision.
Supporters of a woman from Redcar who has been to sentenced to death in Indonesia have failed in their bid to get the Government to fund her appeal.
Lindsay Sandiford was found guilty of smuggling cocaine into Bali, but her family have no money for a lawyer to appeal her death sentence.
Bob Constantine reported from the High Court earlier.
You can watch his full report below.
Lindsay Sandiford's lawyers still have the option open to ask the Court of Appeal to intervene in her case.
Aidan O'Neill QC told the court a competent lawyer had been found who was willing to waive fees and act pro bono, but required "operational costs", estimated at £2,500, to be met.
Dismissing Sandiford's case, Mrs Justice Gloster said: "We entirely understand the deep concerns of Mrs Sandiford and her family about Mrs Sandiford's predicament in Indonesia, but we must apply the law as we hold it to be."
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford has lost a High Court battle over a UK Government refusal to fund her appeal against a death sentence imposed by an Indonesian court after she was found guilty of drug smuggling.
During a hearing at London's High Court, Aidan O'Neill QC said that a competent lawyer has been found in Indonesia for Lindsay Sandiford who has been sentenced to death for drug smuggling,
Mr O'Neill said that the lawyer is willing to waive fees and act pro bono, but requires "operational costs" estimated at £2,500 to be met.
The Government has been accused of breaching the "fundamental rights" of a British woman sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug smuggling by refusing to pay for legal representation.
Two judges at London's High Court are being asked to rule that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's failure to arrange "an adequate lawyer" for Lindsay Sandiford is unlawful.
Aidan O'Neill QC said Sandiford was urgently in need of funding because she is currently without legal assistance and her family have exhausted all of their available resources.
Mr O'Neill said there was "no prospect" that competent counsel would be appointed to represent Sandiford on appeal without the Government providing some funding.
The Government has been accused of breaching the "fundamental rights" of a grandmother, originally from Teesside, sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug smuggling by refusing to pay for legal representation as she battles for her life.
Two judges at the High Court are being asked to rule that the Foreign Office's failure to arrange "an adequate lawyer" for Lindsay Sandiford is unlawful.
The 56-year-old, originally from Redcar, was given the death penalty by a court in Bali last week for taking 10.6lb of cocaine on to the island.
She was accused by the court of damaging the image of Bali and received the sentence despite prosecutors only asking for a 15-year jail term.
Aidan O'Neill QC said she was urgently in need of funding as she is currently without legal assistance and her family have exhausted all available resources.