Defendant escapes confiscation because no advocate would take legal aid fee – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 5th, 2009 in confiscation, Crown Prosecution Service, legal aid, news by sally

“A defendant has escaped confiscation proceedings because she was unable to find an advocate willing to accept the legal aid rate to represent her. The court’s decision, upheld in the Court of Appeal, will fuel an ongoing dispute over the levels of legal aid fees.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 4th June 2009