Transforming legal aid: next steps - Law Society response
The Law Society has welcomed the revisions to the Ministry of Justice's original criminal legal aid proposals.
However, we continue to have serious concerns around proposals for flat fees in magistrates' courts and the Crown Court, and a single national fixed fee for police station work.
The Society remains opposed to proposals to cut fees, and believes that modifications will be needed if a viable competitive market is to be maintained and our criminal justice system is not to be undermined.
Read the full response below.