The Bar denounces the government’s legal aid funding plans

By Sophia Dourou (June 7, 2022, 6.06pm BST) – The UK government’s proposed increase in legal aid rates will not be enough to keep a criminal justice system ‘in crisis’ and keep lawyers in the system, the law The company warned on Tuesday.

The group, which represents lawyers in England and Wales, called the Department of Justice’s proposed increase in legal aid rates for criminal lawyers “woefully inadequate” and potentially threatening access to justice. justice.

The organization pointed out that not only has there been no significant increase in the legal rate in 25 years. In fact, he added that there had rather been both a decline in rates and erosion due to inflation…

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