MoJ consultation on an accelerated package of measures amending the criminal legal aid fee schemes - JLD response

In February 2020 the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) invited feedback on its latest consultation relating to its Criminal Legal Aid Review (CLAR). The JLD has responded to the consultation – An accelerated package of measures amending the criminal legal aid fee schemes.

The JLD requests that the MoJ increase the rate of remuneration having regards to criminal legal aid, and index link it to inflation. If the MOJ does nothing, it will de facto default on its obligation to provide a criminal defence service and access to justice for the public.