Criminal defence solicitors may be extinct in five years, says Law Society

Cuts to fees mean legal system faces cliff-edge in England and Wales, profession warnsCriminal defence solicitors may become extinct in parts of England and Wales within five years, due to cuts to legal fees that have rendered the profession unprofitable, according to the Law Society.The strongly worded warning comes as barristers have begun refusing to take on legal aid cases and are planning mass walk-outs in protest at what they say is sustained under-funding of criminal trials. Continue reading......

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By: The Guardian - 4 days ago

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