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The case for introducing further cuts to criminal legal aid fees has not been made, the Law Society today insisted as it responded to a key Ministry of Justice consultation.
The Law Society has responded to the MoJ consultation on LGS reform.
Speech by Richard Miller, Law Society head of justice, at a London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association (LCCSA) meeting to discuss MoJ, LGFS and AGFS reform proposals.
The MoJ is consulting on proposals which include reducing the cut-off for pages of prosecution evidence under the Litigators Graduated Fee Scheme.
Proposals to change the legal aid payment scheme for advocates in the Crown Court are likely to be a massive disincentive to solicitors.
The Law Society has responded to the MoJ's consultation on reforming the Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme.
The removal of a five-year time limit on evidence of abuse which prevents vulnerable victims of domestic violence from obtaining legal aid for court hearings is welcomed.
Nominations for this year's Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards are open.
Ministry of Justice plans to impose cuts of up to £30 million on criminal defence solicitors have been condemned today by the Law Society.
Clarity over new rules for solicitors' firms wishing to tender for 2018 civil legal aid contracts were today welcomed by the Law Society.
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